419 Scammers Arrive On LinkedIn
Scammers Are seeking new victims on the most popular social networking sites and this time they chosen LinkedIn users.
May 22, 2008
The latest such offer claims to come from 22-year-old woman living in the
“Before the death of my father on the 12th December 2007,in a private hospital here in
The email goes on asking about the (soon to be) victim’s bank account information and advises the recipient to answer within the next 7 days.
Spammers have turned to social networking sites given the fact that email filters have evolved and their emails find it hard, if not impossible to find their way into inboxes. Also, the users on such sites tend to be more trusting with such messages, something much appreciated by the scammers.
Aside from this, LinkedIn was particularly chosen given its main target audience, which is bound to have more money than the usual MySpace or Facebook member.