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Gaddafi email scam offers you millions, and to set up an orphanage!

Gaddafi 419 scam

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.

Email from HM Treasury? Just another scam

Letter from HM Treasury? Just another scam

Have you been the recipient of an email claiming to be from George Osborne MP, the UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer? However tempting the offer of a large transfer of funds may be, do not become a victim of this latest scam.

Am I the Future Of The Human Race or is this just spam?

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When I was watching the movie 2012, I was so jealous of those selected people who were to be saved from the coming disaster. In real life, I've always thought that if such a cataclysmic event was to happen, you Read more…

How you can make over $290 million a week through email scams

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I just took a couple of weeks off work. One of the nice things about not being self-employed, is that I get paid even while I'm on holiday. But imagine if I wasn't? How would I find two pennies to Read more…

I do not come to you by chance

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I have just finished reading an outstanding first novel, I do not come to you by chance, by Nigerian author Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani. When I set about this book, I imagined I might be embarking on a sequel to Chinua Read more…

Will Lagos's loss be our gain?

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Damage to an undersea cable has caused severe problems for internet users in Western Africa. But has it also hindered cybercriminals? Guest blogger Paul Ducklin, Sophos's Asia-Pacific head of technology, gives us his perspective.. Earlier today I was contacted by Read more…

MySpace user stung for £130,000 in email scam

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Minutes after blogging about the Canadian guy who has lost his friends and family a tidy sum after falling for an email scam, Clu-blog reader @MerseyMal tipped me off about a similar story affecting a British MySpace user. Shane Symington Read more…

Man loses $150,000 in London terror email scam

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A 22-year-old man from Southern Ontario says he owes his friends and family an astonishing CDN $150,000 after he fell victim to an international email scam. Unemployed Canadian John Rempel told journalists that in 2007 he opened an email claiming Read more…

Nurse loses $400,000 to Nigerian email scammers

Nurse loses $400,000 to Nigerian email scammers

If you've got an email account then chances are that you've received one of those emails. You know the kind. "Dear friend.. blah blah blah.. tragic situation.. rhubarb rhubarb.. need to move umpteen million dollars.. yada yada.. please contact us Read more…