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Today sees the highly-anticipated IPO (Initial Public Offering) of the social-networking site Facebook. The IPO is expected to be several times oversubscribed as the demand for shares greatly exceeds the number of shares being issued. The high-profile nature of this IPO has not escaped the attention of the “419” or the “advance fee fraud” scammers. […]

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We have previously described the tell-tale signs of a 419 (advance fee fraud email).  Refresher: recipients of an email are offered a large amount of money.  Actually getting “the money” involves several advance payments (for customs duties, bank charges, bribes etc.) – and of course the only ones who actually get any money are the […]

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Email scams often take various forms – but typically they will claim that you have the chance to pick up millions of dollars (perhaps from Mrs Gaddafi, or a non-existent lottery, or a serviceman who has stumbled across a fortune while despots flee the country). Victims are tricked into handing over money in advance (this […]

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