Andrei Freeman (lordandrei) wrote,
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WEEKLY RANT: It can happen to me, it can happen to you

By now we've all be 419'ed in our email. If you're really lucky, someone has tried to 419 you via IM.

Today I learned about a new 419 variant. Now, a 419 no longer has to do with dead relatives. It is simply a scheme designed to extract money illegally from you as an overseas business arrangement. The reason they are called 419 is because they typically originate from Nigerian Cybercafes where people are told what to type and how to run them.

They are becoming more and more effective because they prey on holes in our system.

This was today's experience: click and return here to comment.
Tags: 419, hoax, internet, spam

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