As a premiere, I received the first Nigerian Scam on XING. It is quite common to receive such requests on LinkedIn, but for me it is the first time on XING. This is the text: Hello Sorin Mustaca, I have partners who I front for to assist source for a foreign partner who could be of help to receive fund for the purpose of various viable investment abroad on their behalf, they are all still in service and want anonymity to protect their reputation in service.I will furnish you with their mode of operations after receiving your readiness. Regards, Dr….
I sometimes laugh of these scammers, but sometimes I am quit amazed of their capability to adapt to the spam filters. My Google account caught this spam: In text, this is : Good Day, I am Mr. Ming Yang,Director of operations of the Hang Seng Bank Ltd,Sai Wan Ho Branch,Hong Kong.I am here-by seeking your service in helping me receive a large amount of money and in giving a clear research and feasibility studies on areas I could invest on.Your services will be paid for,and you will be a partner,if your recommendation is accepted. For security purpose,due to telecoms interception…
Nigerian scams are indeed getting smarter
There is a new type of Nigerian scam (aka 419 scam) where the body of the email looks like the one in the screen shot below and the real content is in the attached MS Word document. Here is the content of the Word document: Why this ? Because it is very hard to detect it using known words used by the classic nigerian scams.
Usually we are used to see long emails when we talk about Nigerian Scams. But, this one is one line long. See the image.
I am trying to sell my car and I posted it on Autoscout24.de. 90% of the telephone calls I received were from handlers, all of them not germans. About half were turks and the rest maybe russians and chechs/slovacs. However, I received also 2 emails and two SMS messages. The emails were in English and they were as follows: Email 1: Hello Dear Sir/Madam! I intresting to buy Your car Audi A4. My price is 2500EUR and I taket right now. Name: Mindaugas E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Telefon: +37061765476 Email 2: Hello, Kindly quickly get back to me with the last price,…