Osama Dead – Censored Video Leaked Wikileaks Video Facebook Spam
By on May 3rd, 2011

Yesterday, a Facebook scam was spreading across about a Shocking NEW VIDEO of Osama Bin Laden’s DEATH!!!. The video was obviously fake but it spread wildly across .

Osama Bin Laden Wikileaks Video Scam

Today morning, a new kind of scam is spreading on Facebook where another fake Osama Bin Laden video is being circulated on Facebook. The new spam is spreading with the text; "Watch the Osama Shoot Down video – Osama Dead – Censored Video Leaked – Osama is dead, watch this exclusive CNN video which was censored by Obama Administration due to level of violence, a must watch. Leaked by Wikileaks."

Osama Bin Laden Death Video Fan Page

The scammers are using the name of the whistle blowing organization; , to make people think that the video is genuine. However, the video is a scam. Clicking on the link will take you to a fan page (which is being liked by more than 45K people right now) and ask you to complete a new 5 second security check before you can watch the video.

However, following the steps listed does nothing and the fan page will instead post a message to your wall and your friends with a link to the fan page. This Facebook scam is a bit different from yesterday as it does not ask users to fill out stupid surveys, but once this gets widespread it could exploit users differently.

Please be aware that this scam is also spreading under various other links including "Osama Bin Laden Execution Video", "Aljazira Newz – Ossama Biin Ladden Raid Video Scam" and "Shocking NEW VIDEO of Osama Bin Ladens DEATH!!!" among others. Do not click any link that claims to show you Osama Bin Laden’s videos or pictures, it is all a sham. I believe that this scam might be spreading in various other ways too and might go on for next few weeks.

As a precautionary measure, always check which applications you use and remove unwanted or suspicious ones. If you aren’t sure how to do it, you can always check our guide on removing apps from Facebook. In addition to that, don’t forget to check out our article about Avoiding Facebook Lifejacking and Clickjacking scams.

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    ok so i tryed the video on my computer and now i’m shure i have viruses

  • SmarterThanYou

    Ctrl C is copy to clipboard. Focus in app is already on malicious URL.
    Alt D changes typing focus to the address bar.
    Ctrl V copies malicious URL to address bar.
    ENTER executes the malicious URL.

    Crazy what people fall for…

  • http://blog.codesignstudios.com/ Dennison Uy

    It was a scam indeed. There is no video. What about the photo though? Does anyone know if the photo of “Osama” is real?

    • http://keithdsouza.com Keith Dsouza

      @Dennison – The photo is fake too

  • http://soranoworks.webs.com/index.htm Sorano

    Well, that blows. I would love to see that video!

  • http://www.ashleypearson.net Ashley Pearson

    There are many scams still circulating, weeks after.

 
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