The Pepsi Lottery challenge – would some cynicism make us more secure?

Graham Cluley

I’m often asked who falls for the email scams many of us receive offering a millionaire’s inheritance, puppies for adoption, or even secrets of the JFK assassination.

The answer, normally, is that it is the most vulnerable members of society who are most at risk from the con-tricks, often called 419 scams after the relevant section of the Nigerian penal code.  The elderly,  people in financial dire straits, and the simply naive have had their finances plundered by criminals who have no conscience about how they steal money.

The latest evidence of this…

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, on Mastodon at @[email protected], or drop him an email.

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