Similar to the scam I told you about a few days ago regarding identity thieves luring you by purporting to provide you with a link to a Miley Cyrus sex tape that doesn’t exist, the latest incarnation of this same scam is occuring on Facebook where you may find a notice about breaking news that Lady Gaga has been found dead in her hotel room. A link is provided to take you to a British Broadcasting Company (BBC) website where the story is supposed to appear. Of course, the story does not appear if you click on the link because it is not true. Unfortunately however, what will happen is that by clicking on the link you will download a keystroke logging malware program that can steal all of the information from your computer and make you a victim of identity theft.
As I have told you time and time again. Never click on links of which your are not absolutely sure are legitimate. And frankly links of which you are absolutely sure are few and far between. The better course of action in a situation like this is to go to legitimate news websites directly at addresses you type into your browser and that you know are accurate to check out the truth of such stories. It may be tempting to click on the link, but that is why scammers use stories like this to make you a victim of identity theft. The safer course of action is not to click, but go to a real news website directly.