"Bean" Rowan Atkinson death hoax

Rowan Atkinson hoax

It is not the first time false reports about the death of the Mr Bean actor have surfaced on social media.

News posts claiming Mr Bean, also known as Rowan Atkinson, has died could give your computer a virus.

People in the United Kingdom woke up to a shocking breaking news that comedian Rowan Atkinson better known as "Mr. Bean" had died in a vehicle accident.

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.

Rowan Atkinson
GETTYRowan Atkinson has been the subject of fake news before

According to Hoax Slayer, users will be redirected to a fake security error page which urges you to ring a support number as your computer claiming that your PC is "locked".

The link takes a Fox News templet complete with the RIP message and reads that the actor crashed his vehicle while filming the stunt.

Readers were warned not click on the story because it is linked to a scam website which could spread a computer virus. The user will be told to contact a "support number" to unlock the system again.

The tech support scammers will reportedly trick netizens into giving them their credit card details to pay for the repairs of the alleged damage in the computers. Furthermore, the hoax debunking site also said that scammers may trick netizens into downloading softwares which will allow them to hack one's computer, steal one's files and install malicious softwares. It is slated for release this October.

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