Most of us have received a 419 email scam. You know the kind – they claim that you’ve inherited a fortune from someone you’ve never heard of who came to a sticky end, or that your number has come up in a lottery that you never bought a ticket for.
Sometimes they’re funny in their general wackiness, but there is a serious threat – in so much as some people (maybe people not as cynical as you and me) believe the emails to be true, and end up out of pocket as a result.
Well, losing money from an email scam is one thing.. but what about losing your liberty?
News reaches us that South African police have rescued a South Korean man and his daughter, after they were lured to the country by a scam email telling them they had won a fortune in a lottery.
According to The Guardian, the unnamed 65-year-old man arrived in Johannesburg with his daughter…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter to read more of the exclusive content we post.