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#BringBackOurGirls Inspires Email Scam

27
May
2014

The #BringBackOurGirls hashtag, aimed at rescuing the more 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by an Islamist extremist group, has been making waves on Twtitter. Security blogger Conrad Longmore, who blogs as Dynamoo, came across the offending email, of which the subject line reads #BringBackOurGirls. The email comes from one Joy Marcus, who uses a Gmail address, but in the body of the email, the scribe claims that her name is Mary Sambo and directs users to a Yahoo email address instead. Sambo claims her daughters were among those kidnapped by the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram, and that the same group murdered her husband.

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