Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5, has not died of a “drug overdose”–that’s merely a scam being spread on Facebook.
The entire post reads: “[BREAKING NEWS] ADAM LEVINE of Maroon 5 Dies at 35 from Drug Overdose … Was reported Dead on Arrival after being rescued from a Drug …”
It claims to be from Yahoo and has video footage, but it’s just a scam.
There’s been no mainstream or even legitimate news reports on Levine’s alleged death.
When one clicks on the Levine “dies” Facebook post, the user will be taken to a website that looks like Facebook. It then prompts users to “like” or share the post before going any further, which ensures the scam is spread.
Once that happens, there’s no video or anything related to Levin. Instead, users will be asked to complete bogus surveys that seek to collect personal information.
It is not recommended to fill out these surveys.
Some variants may ask users to download potentially malicious software or allow a rogue Facebook app access to their accounts.
If you’ve shared the post, it’s advised to delete it from your Facebook wall and “unlike” it.
It’s recommended that you remove the app from your Facebook account. It’s also recommended to delete any instances of the post from your Facebook wall and “unlike” it.
Make sure you’re logged into your Facebook account and go to your Facebook application settings page. The page will list all the applications that you’e granted access too.
Go down and click the “X” on the right side of the app in the list in order to remove it. Some of the fake scam apps use names like “CNN,” “Fox News,” or “YouTube” to trick users.