While reading various news items today, I came across the below. Your post came to mind. It doesn't affect you directly, but it does indicate how pervasive the scam itself is. I thought it might be of interest.
FTC returns $2.3 million from online work-at-home scheme
The FTC Release: FTC Returns More than $2 Million to Buyers of the "Google Money Tree" Work-at-Home Scam
which are not from friends. The emails are all the same and they advertise some sort of "work from home" opportunity. They come in my spam folder and they are all from people in my address book. It seems that someone has gotten hold of my address book and send me this ad (always the same) but make it appear that it is from a friend. I am concerned about the security of my computer because someone seems to have access to my address book. I would like to know if I have cause for concern and if there is anything I should or can do to secure my computer