NEWS FROM THE LAB - Friday, January 7, 2005

Don't fall for tsunami scams Posted by Mikko @ 11:48 GMT

Unfortunately scammers on the internet are trying to cash in on the tsunami tragedy in Asia. We've received some reports of advance-fee fraud cases that are set on this backdrop. These are the typical 419 scams, except instead of talking about a military coups or revolutions they talk about the earthquake and the tsunami.

As there have only been some isolated reports, this is not a huge problem, at least not yet.

Here are some samples of tsunami email scams so you know what to watch out for: case one, two & three.