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Beware of Scams in the Wake of Robin Williams’ Death

By Steven Shaw on 8/12/2014

Scammers Are Preying on Robin Williams Fans Right Now

Even for a celebrity death, the worldwide response to Robin Williams’ passing has been remarkable. Within minutes on Monday, news of the comedian’s death was dominating trending topics on Twitter and filling up Facebook news feeds. Unfortunately, that makes it a tremendous opportunity for scam artists and computer virus writers, who never fail to take advantage of major news events for nefarious purposes.