Hulk Hogan shot in the head? - Internet/Facebook Rumour

8 Aug 2014 - Article No: 1868. Filed under: General | Internet/Facebook Rumour

Rumours are flying across social media that veteran wrestler Hulk Hogan died of a gunshot wound to the head in a revenge attack. The rumours are coupled with an image of Hogan with blood coming from his head.

The rumours are untrue and are another example of the classic share-to-watch video spam links that force users to share content on their Facebook newsfeeds before trying to proceed to the details of a story that doesn’t exist, or is untrue.

If a user shares the content on their newsfeed (thus spreading the scam to their friends) they are then either tricked into completing spammy surveys or downloading malware.

The photo spreading alongside the messages come from a fight Hogan had at a press release with fellow wrestler Rick Flair in Australia in 2009.

Readers are recommended to avoid clicking on suspicious links on social media websites and always avoid sites that request you share content on your Facebook profiles to proceed.

Read more about share-to-watch video spam links and scams here.

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