is this sort of scam news ? -- unfortunately parasitic bastards are only interested in themselves.
Online scumbags wasted little time in latching onto the untimely death of singer Amy Winehouse as a lure for survey scams on Facebook. Bogus messages supposedly offering footage of Winehouse smoking crack hours before her death of a suspected drug overdose on Saturday actually lead to pointless surveys that make money for …
....on being perhaps the only news organ in the world not to have spent pages and pages lambasting Amy Winehouse as a drug addicted social wreckage, before making the mother of all U-turns and painting her as a beautiful delicate flower whose life tragically cut short.
All the most successful scams are appeals to people's baser instincts. People are less likely to complain that something claiming to be a link to images of Amy Winehouse smoking crack isn't what it seems, than something claiming to be a link to pictures of fluffy kittens.
I disagree. I already know about the bombing shooting and celebrity death from dozens of sources and it has no major relevance on a tech site. A heads up that the scammers are already using this vector on the other hand lets me keep my less tech savvy friends and family from doing something stupid.
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