Robin Williams Goodbye Cellphone Video Hoax On Facebook

Posted on August 19th, 2014 at 9:35 am
Fixed Robin Williams cellphone video We want to make this clear -- Robin Williams DID NOT tape a goodbye message on his cellphone before he committed suicide. There a Facebook hoax that is luring people to a fake site and trying to obtain your personal information, RumorFix has confirmed. Computer security company Symantec is warning users not to fall for the hoax. "There is no video. Users that click on the link to the supposed video are taken to a fake BBC News website. As with many social scams, users are required to perform actions before they can view the content. In this case, users are instructed to share the video on Facebook before watching," Satnam Narang of Symantec wrote on the company's blog. The hoax has reportedly been shared more than 24 million times on Facebook,  "Scammers operating these sites use affiliate programs to earn money for the completion of surveys and file downloads," Narang said. This hoax should not be confused with a real video that Robin taped months before taking his life. He sent a message of hope to a terminally ill woman in New Zealand. If you or someone you know is feeling depressed or having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- TALK.

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