'Osama Bin Laden Execution Video in Abbottabad' tape scam on Facebook

'Osama Bin Laden Execution Video', 'Bin Laden is not dead: al Qaeda', 'Osama killed in Abbottabad Tape' are just one of the many malware scams and spams which have become widespread online, most especially on social networking sites, such as on Facebook and Twitter, just hours after al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was confirmed dead in Abbottabad, Pakistan by U.S. President Barack Obama.

As mentioned, one example is a death video scam which says Osama Bin Laden is dead and you can watch his execution video or how Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

It's entitled "Osama Bin Laden Execution Video!" with the description: "This will leave you speechless", but instead of a video, you'll be redirected to a Facebook Page and it will ask you to like the page, answer a survey, but no single execution video of his death as promised can be found there.

There's also this video circulating around Facebook, supposedly a BBC video showing the killing of Osama Bin Laden and claims it was taped by the US armed forces. You'll be redirected to a site, which could slow down your internet connection.

Another internet scam is an invitation to visit a site which shows exclusive pictures of how Osama Bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad, Pakistan. It says, "This is so crazy they killed Osama Bin Laden, check out the exclusive pictures!) Osama Bin Laden Killed!" and again, you'll see nothing in there.

You can also see these catchy titles on your Facebook walls:

"Osama Bin Laden Killed [Leaked Video]"
"Bin Laden Shooting Video"
"Osama's Deadbody revealed: This reveals the real deadbody of Osama, finally the face of terror comes to end..20,345,647 people shared this"

and the long list continues...

On Twitter, beware also if you come across with this message: "CLICK HERE TO SEE IMAGES OF OSAMA BIN LADEN'S DEATH!"

So please be careful on what you click and share on your Facebook walls and Twitter pages, and even on what you receive thru emails.

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, Mykiru.ph has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

1 Comment(s):

  1. I always wonder when mankind do evil to fellow mankind they use the of their god I am set a thinking. The reason is any god that require you to kill on his behalf is not god, because GOD that know that created the heaven and earth is the real GOD because HE is able to kill and make alive is name is Jehovah the GOD of all flesh including you!