‘Paul Walker Still Alive After Accident’ is a Facebook Phishing Attack Scam

January 14, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

There’s a scam on Facebook with a post claiming “Paul Walker [is] still alive after” the fiery accident that killed him and driver Roger Rodas.

The scam claims there is “leaked footage of Fast and Furious star Paul Walker shows that he was still alive minutes after Rodas and Walker crashed into a light pole and tree!”

It then implores the user to click on the video, but there isn’t one.

There have been a number of scams and hoaxes claiming that Walker is still alive.

According to Hoax-Slayer, the scam “attempts to steal Facebook login details from users as well as trick them into participating in survey scams.”

“Those who believe the claims and click the link, apparently with the rather macabre desire to view footage of the fatal accident, will first be taken to a bogus webpage designed to look like the Facebook website. Once on the page, they will be asked to login to Facebook again by supplying their username and password,” otherwise known as phishing, the website says.

If the user inputs their email and password, it will be sent to the operators of the scam, who can now take over your Facebook account and launch more scams.

After the details are submitted, the victims are then sent to a fake movie database page that asks users to complete bogus surveys. The surveys are designed to get personal information like your address, phone number, and email.

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