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 “Fotos_Osama_Bin_Laden.zip”. 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.