Don't Go Near The 'Mr Bean' Death Hoax Doing The Rounds

Don't Go Near The 'Mr Bean' Death Hoax Doing The Rounds

Facebook and Twitter posts which emerged yesterday, July 18, saying "Mr. Bean" star Rowan Atkinson died in a vehicle crash in Los Angeles is fake, as reported by Chronicle Live on the same day.

A "breaking news" feed is being circulated on various platforms on the Internet that claims that Rowen Atkinson died while shooing a stunt for one of his movies.

Rowan Atkinson is very much alive and well, but an internet hoax has had many fans believing the -year-old actor has died in a fatal vehicle crash while attempting a stunt.

Although dated from a year ago, the untrue claims have been reappearing on timelines.

If you make the call, you will be coaxed to give credit card details.

[FAKE NEWS ALERT] Claims Mr Bean is dead will give your PC a virus

The Hoax-Slayer website says clicking the link will redirect users to a scam or malware website.

Myth debunking site Hoax Slayer say some of the links will direct you to fake security error pages, which claim your computer has been locked and ask you to ring a support number.

They say: "You will be prompted to call a "support number" urgently to seek help with the supposed security issue". 'But, your information will be shared with unscrupulous online marketing companies'. This time, the posts about the British actor's death may bring more than just misinformation with it: a possible computer virus.

It's not the first time such claims have emerged, with the Mr Bean actor also previously the subject of untrue reports that he died in a auto crash in Los Angeles.

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