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Online hoax suggests brutal shooting in Coleraine

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An online story this morning which is being spread by social media has been causing concern in the Causeway Coast & Glens area announcing there had been a brutal shooting in Coleraine. The article is clickbait encouraging the visitor to click the article which potentially accesses your information and the possibility to spread a virus.

A spokesperson from local IT company Triovia Media said “Upon clicking the link will result in the site potentially accessing your facebook account and adding an application.  I would urge you to regularly check the apps on your account.  For any applications you do not recognise or that are suspicious,  remove them. Here is an FAQ on removing Apps: https://www.facebook.com/help/170585223002660/ .  We have reached out to the PSNI regarding this issue.”

Speaking to Causeway Coast Community Cllr Darryl Wilson said “In relation to this latest online scam which is targeting local people, I would urge social media users to only use trusted online news outlets”

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