Jakarta, NNC - A rumor has been circulating on the internet saying that the famous actor known as Mr.Bean, Rowan Atkinson, has died from an accident in 2017.
The hoax emerged from "FOX BREAKING NEWS", containing an upload with a 'play' command making it look like a video. The title mentions that Atkinson died from a car accident during a dangerous stunt in Juy 2017.
Once the 'play' button is clicked, users will be redirected to a fake website with a 'Security Error' popping up on the screen. Your computer will be blocked and must contact a certain number to reopen it.
Indy100 website say that if you continue to follow its instructions, the scammer will ask for a personal data including a name, address and banking information.
Hoax Slayer, a website containing information of internet scams, say that users will be redirected to a survey website which requires you to input your personal data like you name, address, email, telephone number for lucky draws.
Rumors of Rowan Atkinson's death have been circulating since 2016, with some saying that he committed suicide or was dying after saving another actor while filming.
Whereas Atkinson has been busy shooting for his new movie "Johnny English Strikes Again", which will be released in October 2018.