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Facebook Scam: R.I.P Hulk Hogan died after having a deadly head shot today

Beware of a Facebook scam and hoax that claims Hulk Hugan has died after getting shot in the head. The scam claims that Hulk Hogan, the professional wrestler has “died after having a deadly head shot today” in order to persuade victims into clicking malicious links.

This scam uses a stock image of Hulk Hogan in a white shirt covered in blood, laying on the ground on his back and promises to contain a video of the event. The image is actually from a wrestling match.

There is NO VIDEO and Hulk Hogan is NOT DEAD. *Hulk Hogan having sex with someone sister is unknown. This scam uses tactics to cause anxiety, shock, and confusion in order to get victims to download malware to their computer or direct victims to malicious and suspicious websites.

R.I.P Hulk Hogan died after having a deadly head shot today scam

In most cases if a user clicks the link in hopes to watch a video, they will be directed to a fake Facebook webpage that will tell the user to download a media player or update their existing player in order to view the video. These programs are often identified as Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) and malware by security vendors.

These types of scams are also capable of hijacking Facebook accounts. Once compromised, scam artist can post on the user’s behalf.

If you see a post on your Facebook news feed stating that Hulk Hogan has died report it. DO NOT click any provided links that are circulating along with this scam.

Example

[18+ Vid] R.I.P Hulk Hogan died after having a deadly head shot today as revenge
A boy get revenge with hulk because he did sex with her sister
FIVERRMARKETPLACE.US (http://fiverrmarketplace.us/hogan/)

Solution:

If your Facebook account has been affected by this scam or if you feel your computer is infected with malware please see the recommended steps below.

*If you have provided your email address, telephone number, and home address to the fraudulent surveys it is likely that you will receive unwanted email spam, telephone calls, and junk mail at home. In order to disable this occurrence it is recommended to take the necessary steps and safety precautions introduced by your email service, telephone provider, and mail carrier.

  • Change your Facebook password (located in your Facebook Settings) and make sure to log out of every device when prompted to.

remove Facebook app

  • Remove suspicious Facebook Apps (Settings > Apps).
  • If you believe your computer is infected with malware we recommend to download and install reputable Anti-Malware software such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Once installed, update the software, and run a scan for malicious files. *This software is available free or as a full version and can block malicious websites in real-time.

7 comments on “Facebook Scam: R.I.P Hulk Hogan died after having a deadly head shot today
  1. anthonyrenda on said:

    Hello to Everyone,
    Ok, I was wondering that is the Facebook showed and it’s was possible about this situation from Hulk Hogan is but we don’t make sense to this situation, so if was real or not real, please check on Hulk Hogan is still living or not living so if would be possible lying to the Facebook showed, then don’t believe it yet make people thought was real or not real from death. Why they sent out to the Facebook make any such of FOOL ! But now God will get mad at the people doing fraud on Facebook showed never again also unless newspapers will tells all on the news It’s was truth believes. Got that

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