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.