Scammers try to trick LinkedIn users with sob story

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

It’s a terrible situation.

One of your friends or work colleagues has gone on urgent business far away, and has been robbed of their credit cards, wallet and mobile phone.

But you can be a hero! You can rescue them by galloping in to the rescue by sending them some much-needed cash.

Of course, it’s nothing but a scam – sent by a criminal who has broken into the account of one of your online friends.

Here’s a scam message that one Naked Security reader received this morning via LinkedIn…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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