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Robin Williams goodbye video hoax: Facebook users getting scammed

A video allegedly stating Robin Williams said goodbye before his suicide is a hoax.
A video allegedly stating Robin Williams said goodbye before his suicide is a hoax.
Nikki Finke

It's been just over a week now since actor Robin Williams took his own life, but the shock of it is still hitting so many people. Now, others are trying to take advantage of people during this sad time. Something called the "Robin Williams Goodbye Video" is now being passed around Facebook, and people shouldn't click on it because it is a complete and total scam, per KFOR on Aug. 18, 2014.

The post has been seen over and over again on Facebook, and it simply has a still shot of Williams with the phrase:

"Robin Williams says goodbye with his phone video before suicide"

For those that think it could be the saddest thing they've ever seen, well, do yourself a favor and don't click it. It's a scam that will actually take users to a fake BBC News website and ask you to fill out a survey and install some type of program.

Some users have even said that the site was automatically installing spyware on their computers when they clicked the link for the "Robin Williams Goodbye Video."

The video has sadly been shared close to 30 million times per the IB Times, and it's happening more every single day. A lot of people are sharing the video without even watching it and therefore exposing countless others to the Facebook scam.

As reports have stated, Robin Williams' suicide was allegedly unplanned and totally spontaneous. There was no note left and friends stated he had been excitedly talking about upcoming projects recently. There is no video recorded by Robin Williams on his iPhone that has him telling the world goodbye.

Please note again that the "Robin Williams Goodbye Video" is a hoax. Do not risk the security of your own computer equipment and don't share it to put others at risk.

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