A new bot takes the work out of fighting back against the scammers.
Bob Covello reports.
Scammers are exploiting the kidnapping of more than 200 innocent schoolgirls in Nigeria in an attempt to defraud internet users.
Apparently Sgt Jack Lenz is looking for a “loyal and trusting person”.
Well, that’s *us* – right?
Although you may not be duped by email scams, it’s perfectly possible that you know someone elderly or vulnerable who might be. Always be on the lookout on their behalf, as a surprising number of easily exploited people have become financial victims in the past.
Spammers seem not to realise that Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Joey and Ross stopped being Friends years ago.
An email scam is using a Naked Security news story about the arrest of a gang of suspected credit card fraudsters, in an attempt to scam innocent internet users.
Have you received an email from “Karen Shaw”? Has she sent you her passport details?
Be on your guard against email scammers.
They used to be called “Letters from Nigeria”, but it’s not such a good name these days. Because they can come from any corner of the world, in a multitude of languages.
A man and his daughter are rescued by police after they were lured to South Africa by a scam email telling them they had won a fortune in a lottery.
A diplomat has been stopped at JFK airport in New York, carrying a lot of cash destined for your bank account.
Please send the certificate proving you own the money, or you’ll be charged with money laundering..
It’s not just malware authors who are taking advantage of the death of Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi.
Scammers and fraudsters are exploiting what they see as a money-making opportunity too.
A share of $21 million dollars could be yours – if you believe the scam letter that has just appeared on your doormat.
Read more in my article at Naked Security.
The Dilbert comic strip is loved around the world for its satirical look at life in the corporate office. But now identity thieves and scammers are exploiting the popular Dilbert.com Website in their hunt for potential victims.
Read more in my article on the Dark Reading website.