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Robin Williams suicide video scam

posted Aug 19, 2014, 5:51 AM by Craig Cox   [ updated Aug 20, 2014, 1:07 PM ]
This didn't take long:  A scam on Facebook exploiting Robin Williams' suicide.  The usual advice applies:  Be skeptical of the sensational, even if it comes from one of your own Facebook friends' accounts.

I wrote a similar prediction earlier, when the 50 Shades trailer came out.  I still look for a click scam based on the hype from that movie by its first week of release.

Update 8/20/2014: More analysis on this from ISC, and from snopes.