Soon after The killing of Osama Bin Laden by a US special operations team on Monday attracted a lot of attention from Internet users. Scammers now use Osama bin Laden’s death to trick users and make them participate in rogue surveys.
The message, posed on Facebook users walls, claim to point to banned video footage of Osama Bin Laden’s death:
“SHOCKING NEW video of OSAMA BIN LADENS DEATH!!
Exclusive BANNED VDEIO footage of Osama Bin Laden being killed!!!”
When you click on it, the link takes to a Facebook page which urges the user to like and share the link with your Facebook friends, before you can watch the “shocking” footage.By doing so the link spreads across the social network, and instead of a shocking video you are taken to rogue survey which you are told you must complete before you can go any further.
The scammers earn money every time a survey is completed, and that’s why they want you to share the link with others.