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Thread #116074   Message #2490375
Posted By: Sandra in Sydney
10-Nov-08 - 07:51 PM
Thread Name: BS: Spam mail pretending to come from myself
Subject: RE: BS: Spam mail pretending to come from myself
I just posted the following on the Facebook thread & it reminded me of another strange email.

Cyber criminals target Facebook users Facebook has been infiltrated by Nigerian scammers and other cyber criminals who use compromised accounts to con users out of cash.

Now that even non-tech savvy internet users know not to respond to, or click on links in, emails from strangers, online thieves have turned to social networks and are finding it is easier to trick people when posing as their friends.

Last year one of my friends "sent" a similar email to everyone in her address book using her new gmail account, telling them a relative was stuck in Africa & needed money to get home. From what I remember the email was very apologetic about bothering us, & as everyone knew she was retired, could have led to folks automatically sending money to help out. Fortunately her friends just replied to her, & alerted her to the problem. She no longer uses that address