Osama bin Laden Execution Video on Facebook, a scam! Don't click it!

Osama bin Laden scams and malwares spreading on Facebook!

Alleged Osama bin Laden Execution Videos are making the rounds on Facebook saying they show the actual raid made by the US Navy Seals in Abbottabad, Pakistan which killed the terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Don't fall for them! They are either scams or malwares. And there are no Osama bin Laden execution videos yet except for the animation made by the New York Post.

Take for example below which says Osama Dead - Censored Video Leaked!

Its other alternate messages are the following:

Osama Bin Laden EXECUTION Video!

This is so crazy they killed Osama Bin Laden, check out the exclusive pictures!)


Watch the Osama Shoot down video

BBC News - Osama Bin Laden Death Video!

Clicking the link will lead you to a page where you will be asked to answer a survey before you could watch the said video. And when you click on "submit" it will then hi-jack your account and spam your Facebook friends as well. There will be a video though but it is not Osama Bin Laden's execution for sure.

If you have not clicked on them, yet. You may post this on your Facebook wall:

PLEASE READ AND REPOST! WARNING: There is a video circulating around Facebook of a BBC video of the killing of Osama Bin Laden, supposedly made by US troops. It is a VIRUS!! Spread the news because it's circulating fast!!

If you already did, clean-up your newsfeeds and profile to remove references to the scam. To do this, just click the "X" in the top right hand corner of the post.

Here are more suggestions from Facecrooks.com:

***If you made the mistake of submitting your cell phone number for any of the surveys, then you should contact your carrier immediately to keep any bogus charges from appearing.

***If you downloaded files or games while completing the survey scam, then your computer could very well be infected with a virus. Install and or update your anti-virus software and run a complete system scan.

Meanwhile, an Internet security firm advised Internet users to use best practices when searching for information online, including:

  • Use a trusted security suite Make sure you are protecting your computer against unknown threats with a comprehensive security solution.

  • Put yourself on high alert Don’t open emails or attachments from people you don’t know, even if it sounds too good to be true. Online criminals commonly use shocking or sensational headlines in emails to lure people into falling for online scams.

  • Don’t click on that linkBeware of shortened links found through social networking news feeds – they may be redirecting you to fake websites laden with malicious software. Manually enter website addresses into your browser to make sure you’re getting the news from trusted websites. - Newsbytes.ph

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