A posting about Casey Anthony's confession video has been circulating on Facebook. Instances of the post reads like this: BREAKING NEWS - Leaked Video of Casey Anthony CONFESSING to Lawyer! and Click To See - She can't be re-tried, double jeopardy... OJ all over again! There is actually no such video, and following the links shown on the fake post will compromise your personal information, reported the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
The URL associated with the post may appear to be from ads.cnn.com, mabwoo.info, sttroll.info and a few others, according to various Internet users who have posted images of the fake post.
Users who click on the post are taken to a page where they are asked to confirm their age, reported the Facebook watchdog site AllFacebook.com. If you click to confirm, the scam site will gain access to your personal information. Also, the fake post will be re-posted to your Facebook wall and shared with your friends, thus spreading the scam. During the last step, you will be prompted to fill out surveys, which makes money for the scammers by receiving a commission for every survey completed.
Hackers on Facebook have taken to spreading titillating fake posts tied to news events. Facebook has a useful page with information and a quiz about how to avoid Facebook scams.
Casey Anthony Murder Trial
Anthony, 25, was found not guilty Tuesday of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
The seven-woman, five-man jury took about one day to reach a verdict in the case, which had gripped much of the nation in considerable part due to the prosecution's argument that Casey had murdered the girl so she could pursue an active night life/social life, unencumbered by parenthood.
Casey Anthony was found not guilty on all charges except for four counts of providing false information to law enforcement officers. She will be spared a death sentence, but could still potentially face years behind bars in a Florida prison.
The prosecution had claimed Casey Anthony suffocated her daughter with duct tape in June 2008, then stored the body in the trunk of a car. Casey Anthony didn't report the toddler was missing for 31 days.
Conversely, the defense had concentrated on the prosecution's forensic evidence, including an FBI technician's testimony that duct tape found attached to Caylee Anthony's decomposed skull was contaminated during testing by another technician.
The jury deliberated for more than 10 hours over the last two days and after hearing 33 days of testimony.
The 12 jurors on Monday spent about six hours dissecting the case following a rebuttal summation by the prosecution. Judge Belvin Perry separated the main jury of seven women and five men from five alternates and sent them into the deliberation room just after noon, msnbc.com said.
Casey Anthony was sentenced to four years in prison for lying to investigators, but will go free this Sunday due to time served.