Those clever 419'ers

Those clever 419'ers

Summary: It had to happen. In this latest technique scammers hack into someone's email account and send emails to friends asking for money.

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It had to happen. In this latest technique scammers hack into someone's email account and send emails to friends asking for money. In this case a professor in Calcutta's account was compromised. The scam artists sent email to a business associate asking for $2,500 so he could get out of a hotel in Nigeria. (Hello??? Nigeria?? That should set off alarm bells with anyone who has been using the Internet for more than, oh about 15 seconds.)

Stiennon's simple rule for never getting scammed: Don't send money. Period. Just don't.

The 419'ers deserve this treatment.

Topics: Collaboration, CXO

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  • been around for a while

    i got an email like this over a year ago, so they've been trying this one for a while. my feeling on these is that anyone dumb enough to fall for them deserves what they get.
    lostarchitect
  • I got a few assitant repply off craigs list

    they all seem fishy there all out off the sates and one off them sent me two postal checks witch he wants me to cash it in the takea houndread for my running arons and send the rest to this art musium in asia. Do i send them or retur the checks??? is this the real deal???
    Arizola13