Don’t Be Fooled By Scammers! There’s No Zombie Apocalypse and No Such Thing as the ‘Undead’

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It's a pretty sad week for humanity, what with news of the Miami face eater dominating the airwaves when word hit. More cases of cannibalism broke out all over the news as well: a 21-year-old college student who allegedly snacked on his roommate, a man from Sweden who ate his wife's lips, and a gay porn star who did a lot of horrible things (including eat stuff) to his alleged lover--while filming the entire thing.

Like I said, it's not a proud week for our race, and it's about to get worse. With this recent barrage of bizarre news, the keyword "zombie apocalypse" has topped Google's trends and Internet searches. This has sparked a wave of fear and paranoia, that is no doubt helped along by imaginative minds that read and watch undead-themed comics and television series, like The Walking Dead, Dead Set, and Bite Me.

You've got to keep in mind that when the opportunity presents, online scammers will strike. That said, given this increasing trend and interest on zombies and this type of news, Internet users must keep in mind to be extra wary when they see any links that are advertising "exclusive," "new," or "never before seen" footage of any of the aforementioned events.

Get your fill of information from trusted websites and news organizations instead, and avoid clicking on to other websites, because they might just serve you up with malware instead. You can expect scammers to pounce on these bits of news and to pique people's curiosity by using these as bait. So be two steps ahead of these cybercriminals and show them who's boss by not falling for their old tricks.

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