Meanest Facebook Scam Ever: “Look Who Died, I Think You Knew Him”

Here’s a new scam to know about that’s been making the rounds on Facebook.  It might be one of the MEANEST scams ever . . .

If a friend DM’s you and says someone you know just DIED, don’t click the link.

It usually says something like, “Look who died in an accident.  I think you know him.  So sorry.”  Then it’s followed by a few crying emojis and a link that might look legit, but it’s not.  (Here’s a screenshot.)

It’s a phishing scam to steal your info.  For example, it might send you to a page that asks you to log into Facebook again.  But you’re actually giving that info to a scammer.

It’s mean because it preys on our emotions.  We’re more likely to panic and click the link without thinking.

If you get a message like that on social media, let your friend know they’ve been hacked.  But chances are, they already know . . . because ALL their friends got it.  (Distractify)