Hotel internet connections make it harder to track people down, and after police were called to investigate the smell of marijuana emanating from a South African hotel room, they discovered an advanced Nigerian letter scam crime hub.
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.
A million dollars, the Internet Crime Complaint Center and Naked Security - the ingredients for a scam
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..
I was contacted this morning to assist Mrs. M. Gaddafi with "sheltering" $40 million... Is it my lucky day or possibly the beginning of an identity theft scam?
A share of $21 million dollars could be yours - if you believe the scam letter that has just appeared on your doormat.
Nigerian national Peter Maxson Anyanyueze was sentenced to 20 years in prison by the National Prosecuting Authority in South Africa. Anyanyueze was sentenced for fraud, money laundering, and contravening the Immigration act.
Of course, it's a Nigerian 419 scam and the intention is - ultimately - to trick me into handing over personal information (such as driving license and passport details) and possibly paying them a advance before they (fingers crossed!) transfer Read more…
Hold on to your popcorn everybody, because what I'm about to say might shock you. Sometimes, scammers aren't that bright. Yes, shocking isn't it? But it's true. Take the fairly typical Nigerian 419 scam I just received on my BlackBerry, Read more…