“The Rock Passes Away!” – Beware of this Facebook Hoax!

Most of us are familiar with WWE superstar Dwayne Douglas Johnson, popularly known by his ring name ‘The Rock’. Although we miss watching him tussling with other wrestlers, we do get to see him in movies. But unfortunately, we will never get to know what the Rock is cooking, because according to a latest Facebook post, he is dead.

Facebook Death Hoax Dwayne Johnson

A post about the tragic demise of The Rock is doing the rounds on Facebook. The post claims that the actor met his death during a shoot of Fast and Furious 7. A Facebook page named “R.I.P Dwayne Johnson” was visited by millions of fans, who flooded the comment space with condolence messages.

The Facebook post also claims to show a video of how the actor died in the accident.

While all this may sound tragic and concerning for the fans of the semi-retired WWE superstar, it is but another Facebook hoax about deaths of celebrities. Johnson’s representative officially announced that the actor is in good health and doing well.

What Happens when you click the Post?
The following is the series of events that usually occurs with such Facebook hoaxes:

–  Clicking the post will take you to a spoofed Facebook page where the video is hosted. If you click further, you will be asked to first share the post on Facebook in order to watch the intriguing video. Sharing the post will help scammers circulate the hoax to a wider audience.

– After sharing the post, you will be redirected to another page claiming to host the video.

– If you proceed further and click the play button, either you will be asked to fill an online survey form or download a plugin or a software to watch the video. The survey form is just to trick you to give away your personal information to the scammer, and the plugin could be a malware.

– And even if you risk everything and fill the form or download the plugin, you won’t get to see any video, because there is none to begin with.

Beware of Facebook Hoaxes and Similar Online Scams
Before sharing or responding to such posts and news that seems out of the ordinary, always run a quick check on reputable news portals and online sources. Sharing untrustworthy information without checking the facts may not only spell trouble for you, but others who are linked to you as well.

Read our post on Common Facebook Scams to know more about online scams and how to stay away from them. Stay safe!

Rajiv Singha

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Pravat Kumar Jena
Pravat Kumar Jena
7 years ago

thank you for this information
we all should must be aware like this hoax and specially thank to Mr. Rajib Singh who let us know about these facts.

thanks a lost
Mr RAJIB

Ratan Kumar
Ratan Kumar
7 years ago

Hello Rajib , Thank you so much for a post like this , specially this post dedicated to facebook . This is surely an eye opener for those who keep on engaged with this platform . Even in my FB account , I come across so many pages which seems to be unwanted and to my surprise , these pages gets circulated through our known ones . This means that they also become victims of this viral process which should not happen . So awareness is really required which I think you guys are doing to the maximum . Since… Read more »

prabhakar machiwal
prabhakar machiwal
7 years ago

Thanks for the awareness.

Mohammed Arshad
Mohammed Arshad
7 years ago

Discovered this news very earlier but thanks for sharing this with all of us..!!!

Nibo Tapi
Nibo Tapi
7 years ago

Thanks & very much for giving information’s.

k/hldr
k/hldr
7 years ago

Thanks for your information.., but few Weeks back I received one such video…, and followed “their instruction” as you wrote above…,

but i didn’t, filled up that form or downloaded the plugin.., now, I would like to know, is there, any chances to be get trapped or in problem for this..?? let me know in detail…

Rahul Thadani
7 years ago
Reply to  k/hldr

Hi,

Since you did not fill any form or download anything, your machine should be safe.

Regards.

Avinash Tikone
Avinash Tikone
7 years ago

Thank u.

jagdish40667
jagdish40667
7 years ago

Good matter for awareness thanks a lot

sukanta mukherjee
sukanta mukherjee
7 years ago

Thank you sir for that type of awareness

Ankit
Ankit
7 years ago

Very informative.Thank you Quick Heal Team for updating as well as securing us consecutively .Keep up the good work .

kaustubh
kaustubh
7 years ago

thank you for awareness please keep us updated with such informations

sushant s Raut
sushant s Raut
7 years ago

Dear All, I have received message on whatsapp . IS THIS FAKE ? OR any bad thing? the message received as under. Please help us is that true or fake. ==================================================================== ✅ Hello, I. Am VARUN PULYANI director of whatsapp, this message is to inform all of our users that we have sold whatsapp to Mark Zuckerberg for 19 billion $. WhatsApp is now controlled by mark zuckerberg. If you have at least 10 contacts send this sms and logo of your whatsapp will change to a new icon with facebook’s “f” within 24 hours. Forward this message to more… Read more »

Kousik Adhikary
Kousik Adhikary
7 years ago

Rock Bottom for this one!
Thanks!

Karan Raj Kohli
Karan Raj Kohli
7 years ago

Thankyou for sharing this important and usefull information.

Srinivas
Srinivas
7 years ago

Sir, i am quick heal user from years. recently some malware(serve-banners.com, advertising support, extra savings) integrated into my chrome browser. i performed quick heal anti malware scan, it showed my system is clean. i uinstalled the addon in control panel, deleted its folder in c-drive. I followed several instructions available on the net, cleared cookies, reinstalled chrome several times, still it is appearing while im opening any website. i cant able to click even any hyperlinks available on those websites. i downloaded superantispyware and performed antimalware scan then it showed some adware tracking cookies in several places of c-drive. i… Read more »

Rahul Thadani
7 years ago
Reply to  Srinivas

Hi Srinivas, Perhaps you should change the page that opens by default when you open a new tab or a new window. Apart from this step, removing suspicious programs from the Control Panel and removing add-ons from your browser are the advisable solutions. But as you have mentioned, this is something you have already done. To resolve this issue, if it continues after changing your default home page, please contact our support center on 0-927-22-33-000. Or submit a ticket by visiting this link -> https://www.quickheal.com/submitticket.asp. With some more details, they will be able to sort this out for you. Best… Read more »

Srinivas
Srinivas
7 years ago
Reply to  Rahul Thadani

Sir,
You told me to submit a ticket. tell me exactly which file i have to attach submit to quick heal submitting the ticket!!!!

asif shaikh
asif shaikh
7 years ago

good

das
das
7 years ago

tnx for awareness

SHIVANG
SHIVANG
7 years ago

THANK’S FOR THIS INFORMATION . I WAS NOT KNOWING ABOUT IT NEVER THINK OF IT

Soham Ghosh
Soham Ghosh
7 years ago

very good antivirus

Anirban Chakraborty
Anirban Chakraborty
7 years ago

Thank you. It was really a necessary information.

Saket K Modi
Saket K Modi
7 years ago

hi Mr. Rajib Jee,
At first thanks for valulable information & I want to say that plz keep doing these type of posts so that we all can be alert on time remaining………….
Again saying Thank You!!!!!!!!

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