Links to reports about all types of scams.
Message purporting to be a “winning notification” from international football association FIFA, claims that the recipient has won two million eight hundred thousand dollars in the FIFA 2010 World Cup Lottery.
Message claims that the recipient is owed payments of $5.5 million and should contact a specified “representation officer” to arrange transfer of the funds.
This email message claims to be from a computer scientist named Adekunle Elvis who works at a bank in Nigeria.
Nigerian or “419” scams have been around for many a long year and the Internet has become very fertile territory for the criminals that run them. Because these sorts of scams are so common, the pastime known as “scam baiting” has also rapidly grown in popularity.