Gaddafi Email Scam Promises Money and an Orphanage

money 150x150 Gaddafi Email Scam Promises Money and an OrphanageAs with any big world event, an email scam has begun to circulate surrounding the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, reports Sophos.

Emails are circulating that claim to be from Gaddafi’s cohorts currently hiding in undisclosed small European countries.

One of these emails says that one of Gaddafi’s cohorts has millions of dollars tucked away in a Spanish bank account. He asks for your help accessing the money to build an orphanage.

These types of emails have all the signs of 419 scams or advance fee fraud. Once in communication with the sender, they may ask for personal information, such as bank account details, and request money in order to pay for expenses.

To avoid getting scammed, stay away from these types of emails.

Read the full article here: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/10/26/gaddafi-email-scam/

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