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5 Nigerian gangs and their US accomplices are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

5 Nigerian gangs and their US accomplices are behind most Craigslist buyer scams

Research has found a new, more profitable twist on the same old 419 advance fee fraud scam. It involves real checks, printed on real check paper, using real routing numbers, and being handled with lots of US accomplices to cover up the Nigerians' tracks.

Pot-smoking 419ers busted in hotel room crime hub

Pot-smoking 419ers busted in hotel room crime hub

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.

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

A QQ-loving US soldier in Iraq is offering $120 to every reader of Naked Security

Apparently Sgt Jack Lenz is looking for a "loyal and trusting person".

Well, that's *us* - right?

"STOP CONTACTING THOSE B*!%£RDS"

"STOP CONTACTING THOSE B*!@#RDS"

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.

Share via email "Friends" spam via The Daily Mail leads to 419 scam

Share via email "Friends" spam via The Daily Mail leads to 419 scam

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

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.

Is this *your* passport being used by email scammers?

Passport email scam

Have you received an email from "Karen Shaw"? Has she sent you her passport details?

Be on your guard against email scammers.

Multiply multilingual - Email scams aren't just from Nigeria

Multiply multilingual - Email scams aren't just from Nigeria

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.

Police rescue man and daughter kidnapped by email scammers

Police rescue man and daughter kidnapped by email scammers

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.

Diplomat held at JFK airport with a lot of cash - a convoluted Nigerian email scam

Diplomat held at JFK airport with a lot of cash - a convoluted Nigerian email scam

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..

Mrs. Gaddafi offers 40 million dollars for safekeeping

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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 419 scam via snail mail

A 419 scam via snail mail

A share of $21 million dollars could be yours - if you believe the scam letter that has just appeared on your doormat.

Nigerian 419 scammer gets 20 years in jail

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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.

Am I dead? Nigerian 419 scammer wants to know

Am I dead? Nigerian 419 scammer wants to know

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…

Subject: 419 scam

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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…

Spam: Another 419

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Those 419 scammers never ever give up! Attached is a copy of their latest spam campaign. But it's OK, because this time it's from the crime prevention folks at the United Nations - that should make you feel much more Read more…