Thursday, July 19, 2018

Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ stories are FAKE news – and could give your PC an infection

Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ stories are FAKE news – and could give your PC an infection

A fake rumour about the acclaimed actor is doing the rounds on social media




Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ stories are FAKE news – and could give your PC an infection
Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ stories are FAKE news – and could give your PC an infection


A FAKE "breaking news" post as of now doing the rounds via web-based networking media guarantees the Mr Bean star has kicked the bucket in a pile up while endeavoring a trick.

The false post, which is made to seem as though it originates from Fox News, includes a photo of Rowan Atkinson alongside the inscription "R.I.P. 1955-2017".

It likewise incorporates a video "play" catch, inferring that it will demonstrate film of the comic's gathered passing on the off chance that you squeeze it.

On the off chance that you see the post on your internet based life bolsters don't click it. Atkinson isn't dead and Fox News did not compose this story – and the video it prompts doesn't exist.

As indicated by legend exposing site Hoax Slayer, tapping on the connection will guide you to counterfeit security blunder pages that claim your PC has been bolted and request that you ring a help number.

Try not to get bulldozed by it: ringing the number will see con artists attempting to deceive you into giving over your charge card points of interest to take care of the expense of a repair.
Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ stories are FAKE news – and could give your PC an infection
Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ stories are FAKE news – and could give your PC an infection


Rowan Atkinson's passing fabrication gossipy tidbits initially surfaced in 2016, when they were credited to a phony BBC news report

They may likewise attempt to trick you into downloading programming that will enable them to commandeer your PC, introduce vindictive documents, and take your information.

This isn't the first run through the Johnny English on-screen character has succumbed to barbarous online tricks: the phony posts in regards to his obvious demise initially surfaced in 2016 and after that reemerged the next year.

Purposes behind his passing have included suicide, and an endeavor to spare the life of a kindred performing artist on set.

Be that as it may, Atkinson, who's justified regardless of an announced £100million, is perfectly healthy.
Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ stories are FAKE news – and could give your PC an infection
Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ stories are FAKE news – and could give your PC an infection


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Newcastle University graduate and Johnny English star Atkinson has been a continuous casualty of trick stories asserting he has kicked the bucket.

Comparative posts likewise coursed in 2016 and in March this year.

Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ stories are FAKE news – and could give your PC an infection
Fake news claiming ‘Rowan Atkinson has died’ 
Legend exposing site Hoax Slayer say a portion of the connections will guide you to counterfeit security mistake pages, which guarantee your PC has been bolted and request that you ring a help number.

Trick Slayer says you should NOT call that number.

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They say: "You will be incited to call a 'bolster number' critically to look for help with the assumed security issue.

"Be that as it may, on the off chance that you do call as trained, technical support con artists will endeavor to deceive you into giving them your charge card points of interest, apparently to pay for the repair of your PC.

"The tricksters may likewise endeavor to deceive you into downloading programming that will enable them to take control of your PC, take your documents, and introduce malware."

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