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By Lou Marzeles

Death of bin Laden spurs new ‘creative’ attempts at scams


In the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden, reports abound of scams seeking to take advantage of the occasion. Where suckers are easy pickings, it seems dollars are to be had for the unscrupulous.

For example, the Better Business Bureau (BBB) issued a statement last week warning consumers of a variety of cyber-scams. Citing information from Kaspersky Labs, an internet security firm, malicious websites and links have been proliferating on Google Images searches, the ubiquitous Facebook, and other social media sites. On Facebook and other locations, there is a supposed link to video claiming to show the death of bin Laden, complete with advisories of intensely graphic images. Notwithstandi...

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