Justin Bieber Hoax or 7 Year Old Boy Really Killed?

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A number of viral Justin Bieber messages have been showing up on Facebook recently. Was there really a seven-year old boy who was killed by Bieber? Nope. It’s just a hoax. The scam reads “Breaking News: Justin Bieber did it Again!! This time it’s OVER…DUI.” It goes on to read that Bieber’s career is now over because he was allegedly drinking under the influence and hit a seven-year old boy with his car who just happened to be walking to school with his 12-year-old sister.

The messages first started to appear only a few weeks after the pop star was arrested with a DUI, and drag racing in Miami. Bieber had told the police at the time of his arrest that he had smoked marijuana, consumed beer, and taken anti-depressant pills.

None of what the scam message reads is true. The message is simply written with these false claims to trick people into sharing the post with their friends. The post looks to have a video, but it is merely a fake button placed over a picture. After one clicks on the fake video, a message pops up asking people to share it within a fake Facebook website that looks very deceiving, appearing like a trending video site. If on clicks on any of the links, a sketchy app will then begin downloading to the victim’s computer. Once inside, there are many other videos that users can potentially share.

According to the website Hoax-Slayer, there are many different versions of the same “Bieber killed…” scam. People seem to really love taking advantage of the 19-year-old boy’s mishaps. Some read that Bieber has been charged with DUI, others say that he’s been arrested on drug charges. Hoax-Slayer says that once one has already installed the app, they will need to go and uninstall it. People can remove this annoying app by “going to one’s Facebook account settings, finding the ‘App’ section and clicking the ‘X’ beside the app’s name,” they website says. What’s just as unsettling is that once people enter from the link source, a message saying the company World Trending v.1.31 will receive information about one’s public profile, email address and friend list.

Some people are wondering if the messages are real. Fans of the singer are outraged that stuff like this keeps happening and they’ve taken to twitter to voice their opinions on the matter. They believe that people must have nothing better to do with their time and that they are obviously sick.

Back in January, one may remember another bizarre hoax which lied about Bieber being caught masturbating in his jail cell. That particular message looked like a CNN news website, which was obviously now known to have been fake. It also displayed two of the Canadian pop singer’s original mug shots. The message is apparently still circulating all around Facebook, frustrating many. There are no reliable news sources that state that Bieber had really killed any child. This is all been a simple-minded ruse getting on the nerves of many users. Hoax-Slayer is advising strongly that people do not click on any of the links that appear saying Bieber killed a seven-year-old boy, or any other that seem suspicious.

By Katie Sevigny

Sources:

Epoch Times
Hoax-Slayer
International Business Times

13 Responses to "Justin Bieber Hoax or 7 Year Old Boy Really Killed?"

  1. OceanSkate100   February 17, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Ok, so that comment went through with my current settings. But all my other comments are gone. Not much fun anymore. Maybe I should write, “Oh, poor justin.. poor baby. He never did any of those things! No DUI, the cops framed him, he never vandalized anyone’s home, he didn’t cheat on Selena, The gps records showing him going 140 and endangering lives was all made up, and Justin is just an angel! He’s just so perfect!”. Because any thing that isn’t glowing praise seems to get deleted.

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  2. OceanSkate100   February 17, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    @Katie. You know, what? You’re article and handling of comments section is really quite disappointing. I was unable to make a post today even though it says it’s read immediately. Nothing showed up. In case there was a problem I switched connections, IP, change the email address etc, but nothing works. I had a pretty funny comment last night about making my daughter write an anti-Bieber remarks 100 times each day before school and also that she was not allowed to have Bieber memorabilia. And that comment, even though it didn’t violate any TOS, was censored! Deleted by the time today rolled around. — If you are going to write an article to receive comments and reactions, what’s the point if you prune out all the comments you dislike? I mean, it would be just as easy to not have anyone leave comments and write your own pretend comments in, because that’s what all of this basically amounts to. And no offense, but you’re female, so I’m guessing you are a Bieber fan and that’s partially controlling what you let through? Not good for a comment section in my opinion. You should let people’s comments stand on their own merits. If they rot, others will tell them so. What more can I say? You wasted part of my day and didn’t save justin one bit.

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  3. You-know-who   February 17, 2014 at 8:28 am

    People need to quit making up lies about him. This is the worst. People who want to see others fall makes me sick. Instead of wanting to see people fall why not do good and stop spreading hate. This hate has been going on for too long and its sick. Put yourself in any famous persons shoes. Imagined being judged INFRONT OF THE WHOLE WORLD. You would do stupid stuff. Back off and give him room to be himself and let him learn which is what life is about. Dont get me wrong I dont support of his DUI but I sure wont want him dead, or deported over it.

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  4. Helen brown   February 17, 2014 at 4:05 am

    This horrible I fan Justin bieber he is amazing this is horrible yous people make such thing up

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  5. KJW   February 16, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    His music sucks big time!

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    • Guest   February 17, 2014 at 12:37 am

      I think his personality sucks even more. What a P.O.S. This story is fake, but it could’ve happened. It’s sad that people think it’s okay to stick up for him after a stunt like that.

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  6. John   February 16, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    All you guys are some faggot beiber groupies, going trough some suff, yeah he’s going through some stuff he put himself into, you say it like its not his fault

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  7. James Bieber   February 16, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Everyone just want Justin Bieber money and fame. They only hating on him cause he’s super rich and gets tons of ladies.

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    • Kel   February 17, 2014 at 12:34 am

      No, people dislike him because he acts like a spoiled, self-entitled, little punk. Now he’s putting other people’s lives at risk by driving under the influence. Seriously, what is there to like about this kid?

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  8. Damaris Bieber   February 16, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    i agree with julissa bieber. yall cant seem to stop talking about him. he is just 19 hes going through stuff. People need to lay off. Of Course i would defend him ive been with him since 2009. #BelieberSince2009 #KeepCalmAndBELIEB.<3

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    • Kel   February 17, 2014 at 12:36 am

      He’s 19 and he should know better. What happened to the concept of responsibility? My friend was killed with a drunk driver. Kids should be looking up to better role models. He certainly isn’t one.

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  9. ashley   February 16, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    this just more lies about justin bieber lies this all lies

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  10. Julissa Bieber♥   February 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    This is Bull . You Poeple Never Stop -.-

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