According to a supposed news story that has been circulating via social media, actress and model Pamela Anderson has died.
The report claims that Anderson collapsed in her bathroom at home and was admitted to hospital but later died after going into cardiac arrest.
However, the claims in the circulating report are untrue. Pamela Anderson is alive and well.
There are no credible news reports that confirm the claims in the story in any way. Moreover, Anderson has been active on social media well after the date and time of her supposed demise.
The false death story comes from a fake-news website that masquerades as an ABC news publication. The fake site features the ABC logo and includes the words “ABC News” in its URL. However, the site has no connection whatsoever to the genuine ABC news website.
The site features a mixture of fake stories and reports stolen from genuine news outlets. The main goal of the fraudulent site is to trick people into promoting its bogus material via shares and reposts and following click-bait website links.
Pamela Anderson is probably most famous for her role in the TV show Baywatch and for her 1990 appearance in Playboy magazine.
An example of the fake death message:
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!