Facebook Scam Lures Users With Casey Anthony Confession Video

A supposed video of Casey Anthony confessing her crime to her lawyer which has been circulating on Facebook is nothing but a scam.

A few weeks ago Casey Anthony was found not guilty of murdering her two-year-old daughter in a highly publicised court case in the United States.

Internet security company Sophos warns in a blog post, the scam promises a leaked video of Anthony confessing to the crime, but it is in fact designed to make money from surveys.

When users click on the link in the scam message, they are presented with a dialogue box which asks them to click on the ‘Jaa’ button, which is Finnish for ‘Share’. Clicking on the button shares the link on the user's news feed.

Next, users are redirected to a fake video page. But before they are allowed to watch the video, they have to complete the survey. That is how the scammers make their money. When users complete the survey, they are redirected to a TV report which shows Anthony being informed that she is not guilty of murdering her two-year-old child.

“If you got hit by this scam, make sure you have removed the entries from your news feed (to stop them being shared amongst your friends) and check your profile has not any unwanted 'Likes' under your likes and interests" Sophos advised.