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There are a couple of scams circulating right now that are using bogus emails appearing to be from Facebook. The first one, discovered by our friends at Sophos, is a Facebook notification advising that “You have 1 lost message on Facebook”. Though the message appears to be legitimate, looks can be deceiving. Most scams of […]

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I went to school with a guy that was from Cotonou (Benin). Wester Union outlets are a favourite hangout for ‘Advance Fee fraudsters’. I receive a 419 email scam with a big picture of such a place. Too bad the guy wasn’t in the picture The rest of the email is pretty typical. Send some […]

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When scammers try to gain sympathy from the email readers or to entice them with huge amount of money, they will usually mention a tragedy or, any event that attracted huge public attention. They may also want the users to read additional information, therefore a URL from a well-known news site is also provided. This […]

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