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As Online Users Become More Adapt To Internet Scams; Scammers Find New Tactics To Exploit

Greetings to you, my friend.
I know this will come as a surprise to you, because you do not know me. My name is Abdul Al-Shallah and I am the son of a deposed government official in Nigeria.

Sound familiar? It’s a boilerplate opening for one of the most common scams in the known world — the Nigerian scam, also known as the “419 scam” or the advance fee scheme. The elements are always the same: someone (preferably royalty or some sort of official) has come into a lot of money, but needs another person outside of the country to use their money for a bribe (or to pay legal fees among other means) to spring the money free. The result is also predictable, with a wire transfer to a con artist’s account and a fake check that confirms a scam has taken place.

imagesThis scam is a hallmark of the Internet, but it’s actually much older than that — the advance fee scheme in its modern incarnation dates back to the early 1980s, and various forms can be traced back to before the 20th century. The reason that it sticks around, unsurprisingly, is because it never ceases to swindle millions of dollars from duped victims. The scheme, and many others like it continue to flood inboxes daily, often hitting the Spam folder before you ever lay eyes on it, waiting for a more trusting person to make a trip to the Western Union.

But that’s not to say that Internet scammers are resting on their laurels and leaving their dirty work to these classic methods. As Internet users become more sophisticated (and laugh at the advances of the forlorn Nigerian prince or similarly befallen individual), the chances of finding a willing innocent victim slowly dwindles. Like any other industry, scammers are looking for smarter, more efficient ways to reach their big payouts and to keep their “businesses” running smoothly, so they are forced to adapt and reach new extremes to get their money.

Now, security experts are seeing disturbing trends among scammers that make the old schemes appear to be child’s play. Appealing to the emotional pull of a victim is now just part of the scheme, which now includes familiarity dupes and long-term schemes to raid a bank account. These cons are more targeted, more ruthless and can take out even large corporations and entire governmental programs. There’s a new evolution in Internet con artistry, and it’s putting everyone at risk.

Check out the four new and scary ways con artists are getting their money on the Internet, and real-life examples of how they work by clicking The Next Web – Four New Ways Online Scammers Are Taking Your Money.

 
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Posted by on 03/17/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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Internet Fraud Resources

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Internet fraud is an issue that many people experience. The best way to fight fraud is to learn how to detect and avoid becoming a victim. If you have already been victimized then there IS help available. Below is a link which will lead you to a list of official Government web resources provided by USA.GOV to help you learn and report online fraud.

Click here for the link of resources.

Clicking the link provided will bring you to a list of different resources which I’ve posted below. (However, you need to go to the website to actually click on the different links.)

Reporting Internet Fraud:

Child Pornography on the Internet
Complaints about Foreign Companies
Consumer Complaint Form
Further Ways to Report Internet Fraud from Cybercrime.gov
Identity Theft
Internet Crime Complaint Center
Internet Investment Fraud

Learning about Internet Fraud:

Avoiding Internet Investment Fraud
Cyber Crime Information
FBI Kids’ Page – Internet Safety Tips
FBI Warning about False FBI E-mails
Financial Crimes (International) (PDF)
Identity Theft: Trends and Issues
Identity Theft Information
Internet Do’s and Don’ts for Kids
Internet Protection Information for Consumers and Businesses
Kids’ Privacy and the Internet
Personal Information and Computer Security
Phishing Scams
Spyware
Statistical Data and Reports on Internet Fraud

 

 
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Posted by on 03/05/2013 in Uncategorized

 

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“Xboree Store”

EMPLOYMENT (JOB) SCAM – ONLINE FRAUD

NOTE: This scammer sent me several idenical job scam emails but used different originating ip addresses (same received ip addresses though.) — Under the header details is a list of the other IP addresses used.

Representative Assistant needed for our busy online store to work from home. Applicant must have computer with a reliable internet, ability to work and think independently and be very trustworthy and dependable.

Hours are 11:00 am to 4:00 pm between 2-3 days during weekdays.

Duties include :

-Answering emails

-Email shipping confirmations to customers

-Collection of packages

-Candidate will be a fast learner and able to follow directions.

-Filing

COMPENSATION:

• Benefits package offered.

• Payment is $15/hr

Regards, Paul Manson

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Subject: Job Offer For Extra Income
From: Xboree Store <paulmanson739@yahoo.com>
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OTHER IP ADDRESSES USED BY THIS SCAMMER –

[212.227.17.10] <> 212.227.17.8 <> from 41.190.3.124 (IP may be forged by CGI script) by icpu2586.kundenserver.de with HTTP id 4A87YP-1TLOWD2KDc-00cgJ2; Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:16:25 +0100

 
 

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“Daniel@seotechno.in”

WARNING – ONLINE MARKETING SCAM

Hi,

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We use only ethical SEO techniques. Our organic search engine optimization consultants (SEO Experts) ensures a high ROI (return on investment) by achieving maximum visibility within major search engines including Google, MSN & Yahoo! Search. We analyze your sites web traffic and all other online marketing activities to find the most optimized path to increase your sales leads.

We use 100% white hat stuff. We offer complete Search Engine Optimization solutions:

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We Use Various Off Page Optimization Techniques. If you are interested reply this mail.

Within 24 Hours we will contact with quotation & time Frame to bring your keyword to front page.

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Daniel Ross

P.S. This is an advertisement and a promotional mail strictly on the guidelines of CAN-SPAM act of 2003. We have clearly mentioned the source mail-id of this mail, also clearly mentioned the subject lines and they are in no way misleading in any form. We have found your mail address through our own efforts on the web search and not through any illegal way. If you find this mail unsolicited, please reply with “Remove” in the subject line and we will take care that you do not receive any further promotional mail.

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Posted by on 01/09/2013 in Other

 

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