A Facebook user posing as Prince Harry has conned an Austrian floor fitter out of thousands of euros after 'offering' the tradesman a one million pound contract to renovate the parquet floors at Buckingham Palace.
The crime was allegedly carried out with the help of mobile remote deposit capture, which entails sending a scan or photo of your check to your bank, leaving the original paper copy to, evidently, burn a hole in your pocket, given that there's currently no real-time duplicate detection databases in place.
A man in his eighties tries to sell a generator for his friend online.
When a potential buyer asks to send his payment through via PayPal - what could possibly go wrong?
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Our spam traps have been seeing a widespread malicious attack today, posing as a communication from Western Union. The emails have a subject line of Western Union Transfer MTCN: <random number> and an attached file called MTCN_NR8621982.zip. Part of the Read more…