MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The death of beloved actor Robin Williams shocked people around the world, bringing many to express their condolences collectively on social media sites.
Scammers, in the wake of Williams’ death, are out there, trying to take advantage of his death.READ MORE: SeaWorld Orlando Transfers 4 Manatee Calves To Ohio For Treatment
The scam is called “clickjacking” because if you click on the links they take you somewhere you don’t expect.
If you click the link, it will either lead you to a video player—where it will ask you to download the latest version in order to view the information—but in reality the user is just downloading a virus. Or, the victim of the scam may be asked to take a survey, which is a way of hackers getting personal information they can sell to companies for solicitations.READ MORE: 'Sick To My Stomach': Dollar Tree Fanatics Protest New $1.25 Prices
In this scam, those involved are preying on people’s curiosity, generosity, and emotion—and it’s not always something sad like Williams’ death.
Similar scams were reported in 2013 when Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince George.
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