Suckers! A Decade of Successful Internet Scams | SecurityNewsDaily.com
Nubile Russian women, Nigerian money managers and overseas employers are all part of the top scams used by cybercriminals over the past 10 years, according to a report by PandaLabs.
These con jobs generally work the same way: Cybercriminals contact their victims through e-mail or on a social network. They then ask their “marks” to get back to them by e-mail, telephone or fax. Often, the scammers use the targets’ own greed to entrap them.
“As with all the classic scams that predate the Internet, many of the numerous users that fall for these tricks and lose their money are reticent to report the crime,” said Luis Corrons, technical director of PandaLabs, said in a statement.