Casey Anthony scam attacks Facebook users
Warning: There’s a new Internet scam afoot involving the Casey Anthony trial, the woman accused but then acquitted last week of killing her 2-year-old daughter.
A post on Facebook promises a video of a Casey Anthony confession, or a link to a video chat. Ignore it, experts warned yesterday.
The links will download malware onto users’ computers.
The Facebook teaser shouts “BREAKING NEWS – Leaked Video of Casey Anthony CONFESSING to Lawyer!”
But clicking on the link takes users to an “age verification” box that reads: “Are you older than 13 years of age? Click “Jaa” button to confirm and play video.”
But the word “Jaa” is actually Finnish for “Share,” according to PCWorld. One click of the button means users are granting permission for the malware to be shared on their Facebook network.