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e-mail scammer


Are Nigerian scammers' crazy e-mails actually very clever?

An analysis from Microsoft Research suggests that Nigerian scammers need to sound as ridiculous as possible, so that only the most gullible will reply to them.

By June 20, 2012


Web scammers go too far: They're using cute doggie pics

It seems the latest method to scam money from the innocent is to use cute doggie pics to entice vulnerable dog lovers.

By January 21, 2014


Don't be the next victim of Internet scammers

It may take more than an ounce of prevention to avoid falling prey to the growing number of online criminals and their increasingly sophisticated deceptions.

By June 11, 2012


Phone scammer or trustworthy solicitor? Software calls it

Japanese researchers aim to protect potential victims of phone scams by identifying "overtrust" in their voices when they interact with the bad guys.

By March 20, 2012


McAfee software lets scammers hijack PCs to send spam

Computers running McAfee service are found to be acting as open proxies for spammers, customers report.

By January 17, 2012


49-ers fans buy Super Bowl tickets on Craigslist, get 'Go Ravens' note instead

Scammers are out in force online for the Super Bowl, as one California couple discover. They spend $5,900 and all they get is a FedEx and a taunt.

By January 29, 2013


Scammers turning to phone calls to gain PC access

Criminals posing as PC security experts are calling people with offers of free scans in order to gain access to their computers, Microsoft says.

By June 16, 2011


Scammers exploit bin Laden news in search, Facebook

Within hours of the news that Osama bin Laden had been killed, malware was found on sites optimized to show up on Web searches related to the event and in scams on Facebook.

By May 2, 2011


Beware, online scammers thrive after tragedy (video)

After disasters like last week's Japanese earthquake and tsunami, Internet scammers love to take advantage of people's vulnerabilities and generosity. Kara Tsuboi reports on schemes to look out for when you're online.

By March 18, 2011


How to recognize phishing e-mails

Phishing attacks have spiked this year, recent reports show. Here's a primer on what phishing is and how to avoid it.

By November 17, 2009