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The Better Business Bureau says whenever a major story, like the death of Robin Williams, makes the news, scammers try to take advantage of it and their main tool is fake online sites offering sensational details or keepsake souvenirs.

The BBB says to watch out for sites that may look like they're set up by Williams' family and to be careful about memorabilia for sale, promising that the proceeds will go to charity, unless it's on a trusted site.

Other scammers will try to tease with links to "exclusive" information or videos, which could end up installing malware on the computer.

The BBB says scammers also post sensational or emotional content as a way of collecting "likes" on a Facebook account. After enough "likes" and comments, they can turn around and sell the account for a profit.

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