Beware Bin Laden Photo Scam

Article posted May 2011

Should anyone have the desire to see images of the shooting of Bin Laden beware that this is a scam that will hack your bank account instead.

Apparently there are emails going around containing malicious software with a file name “”. There are no actual photos, but if you click on it, it downloads a program to your computer to monitor your online banking activities and redirect your funds into scammer banking accounts.

There’s also a link spreading across Facebook and elsewhere that claims to show video of the shooting. This leads you to take a marketing survey, promising that the footage will follow. Fill it out and the scammers get paid for each completed survey — but you see nothing.

If you get any messages like these, just hit delete.