Amy Winehouse death video scams appear on Facebook

Published by pratyushkp on July 25th, 2011 - in Social, Technology

Troubled singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her North London home today, making headlines around the world. Within four hours, cold-hearted scammers were taking advantage of her death on Facebook.

If you see links like the following in your newsfeed, please don’t click on them.

Amy Winehouse is dead!!
Leaked Video!! Amy Winehouse On Crack hours before death
Amy Winehouse getting high on crack just hours before she died

Video leaked of amy winehouse's death!!! Warning: Graphical Content.

Scammers are like vultures, feeding off tragedies such as the death of Amy Winehouse or the horrific events in Norway yesterday.

Scams like this normally lead you to online surveys, with the scammers earning themselves commission for each survey that victims complete. But first they trick you into sharing the link with your other Facebook friends.

If you got hit by this scam, make sure you have removed the entries from your news feed (to stop them being shared amongst your friends), marking them as spam if you like, and check your profile does not have any unwanted “Likes” under your “Likes and interests”.

Source :-

  • Amy Winehouse death video scams appear on Facebook (
  • Atlanta DJs – Lethal Rhythms Remember Amy Winehouse (
  • Amy Winehouse Record Sales Surge Since Death (
  • Amy Winehouse (
  • Family: Amy Winehouse’s Death ‘Leaves a Gaping Hole in Our Lives’ (
  • Amy Winehouse, you will be missed! (

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