Robin Williams ‘Goodbye’ Video Is A Phishing Scam

There are two video of Robin Williams circulating around the internet. One shows the comedian giving a touching message to a woman with terminal cancer. The other is a phishing scam.

Shortly after Robin Williams unexpected death a message started circulating around the internet claiming that the actor left a video suicide note on his cellphone. But no such video exists.

If you see a link pointing to the Robin Williams “goodbye” video, do not click it! It’s a phishing scam.

The link redirects people to a fake BBC news article and asks people to partake in a bogus survey. The fake BBC article also says that you have to share the link on Facebook before you can watch the video. This is one of the reasons why the scam has been so prevalent on Facebook in recent days.

So please, don’t share the “Robin Williams Goodbye Video.” Don’t click on the link. Ignore this scam.

There is, however, an authentic Robin Williams video circulating around the web today that you actually might want to see. Shortly before his death, Williams filmed a video message for Vivian Waller, a 21-year-old from New Zealand who is suffering from terminal cancer. Vivian made a bucket list in January and one of the items was to meet Robin Williams.

Waller’s husband Jack released the video this week saying that he wanted people to know what Robin Williams was truly a kind and generous person. Jack said: “We love him, we want to show people how awesome a person he was.”

Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.


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