BBB alert: Scammers using Robin Williams’ death to ‘click bait’ Internet users

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Scammers are using a tragic story to take advantage of Internet users in a tactic called “click baiting.”

According to the Better Business Bureau, it’s being used in light of the death of Robin Williams, who passed away earlier this week.

The BBB says when a major story dominates the news, the scammers take advantage of the public’s interest with photos, stories and social media links that claim to offer sensational details.

BBB says an example of the scam is a link to a video that claims it contains unreleased police footage from the scene of Williams’ death. Another example is a post claiming to have Williams’ last words before he died.

The BBB says Internet users should be cautious when clicking on any such links, downloading pictures or purchasing commemorative souvenirs unless on an established website with built-in buyer protections. Any of those actions can…

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