Fake post regarding the death of Rowan Aktinson aka Mr Bean can con you and inject a virus to your computer
Fake post regarding the death of Rowan Aktinson aka Mr Bean can con you and inject a virus to your computer

Rowan Atkinson is a Hollywood actor and comedian best known for his role as Mr. Bean.There’s a fake post roaming around on social media which claims that Rowan Atkinson, mostly know for his character as Mr Bean has died in car crash in Los Angeles. The know is been widely shared by the users on Facebook and Twitter without even knowing the authenticity of the news. The posts claim to be from Fox News. But clicking on that post might give the entry to a virus into your computer as it links a scam website with it.

The headline of the post reads: “FOX BREAKING NEWS: ‘Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkinson)’ died at 62 After Crashing his Car on Attempt perfecting a Stunt – Today July 2017”.The post is not by Fox News and the video which it seems to contain does not even exist and users are advised to not to click on any such link.

If you click on the link, it will redirect you to a fake security error pages, which will ask you to dial a ‘support number’ urgently claiming that your computer has been locked, the support number. They say that support number will provide you with the help regarding the supposed security issue and if you do make a call, their technical support scammers will try to trick you and get your credit call details for the payment of the repair of your computer. The scammers may also try to trick you into downloading software that will allow them to take control of your computer, install malware, and steal files from ypur computer.”