Outbreaks of violence in Libya between the-powers-that-be and groups opposed to Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi are causing many people to flee the country for safer shores.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, as they make a habit of stalking misery, scammers aren’t being slow to take advantage of the breaking news story.
Here’s an email we intercepted in our labs, claiming to come from someone who has escaped the country and is willing to exchange his family’s riches for assistance:
My Dearest in God,
I just escaped and arrived RSA from Libya. It was not easy.
I have the family oil recourses for charity Kindly open the link below.
[Link to video news report] For all info, Reply now
(My assumption is that “RSA” stands for the Republic of South Africa, rather than the security firm.)
In an attempt to make the story more credible (or perhaps pull on more heartstrings), the email links to a…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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