False report claims that Brad Pitt committed suicide after divorce with Angelina Jolie

4 October 2016 / 7 months 3 weeks ago

A false report alleging that Hollywood actor Brad Pitt was found dead after a suicide attempt has been circulating online and caused false alarm among netizens.

The malicious rumour is making its rounds on Facebook and has been made to look like a breaking news story from Fox.

Those who click the post are then redirected to a fake story suggesting that the 52-year-old star shot himself in the head at a shooting range, due to stress from his divorce with Angelina Jolie.

Read also: Brad Pitt 'caught off guard' by divorce: He is 'shattered man' and 'completely devastated'

According to Hall of Fame Magazine, the hoax intends to steal personal information from unsuspecting and curious Facebook users. Those who take the bait will get a permission request from a questionable application.

Be careful, everyone, and do not fall victim to this scam! Brad Pitt is very much alive.

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