Fatal Roller Coaster Crash at Universal Studios-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Social media posts claim that 16 or 17 people died in a roller coaster accident at Universal Studios of Orlando and offer readers a link to watch a video of the alleged crash.
There wasn’t a fatal roller coaster accident that killed 16 or 17 people (depending which version of the eRumor you received) at Universal Studios of Orlando.
This eRumor is a “clickjacking” scam that first surfaced in March 2014, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
Social media users who stumbled upon the post were encouraged to click on a link to a “graphic video” of the alleged fatal roller coaster accident at Universal Studios. But as part of the clickjacking scam, those viewers were redirected to an unrelated webpage.
Fox Breaking News – [Shocking Video Footage] – 16 people are confirmed dead in a roller coaster accident that occurred at Universal Studios in Florida. The roller coaster appeared to have suffered a mechanical breakdown causing it to veer off the tracks in mid air plummetting all 24 passangers into the ground. Currently there are 8 listed in critical condition at an Orlando Hospital. CCTV Footage of the accident have been uploaded to the Fox News team but will be restricted to air time and will be only uploaded through the following site due to graphic content.