Posted by: David Harley | February 18, 2010

Sin Bin for Email Scams

Excerpt from Graham Cluley’s blog at http://www.sophos.com/blogs/gc/g/2010/02/18/73-adults-received-scam-email-year/ 

“Well done to the British Office of Fair Trading for dreaming up an imaginative method to raise awareness of scams amongst the general public.

Aside from providing a contact email address for internet users to report scam websites and messages, it has also placed special “Scamnesty” bins up and down the country for recipients to dump the unsolicited scams they receive through the regular post too.”

 I rather liked a comment on Twitter by @cmeid:

how’s that possible? only 73% of adults got a scam email? I think the news is “27% unable to recognize scam email” [smirk]

David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
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ESET Research Fellow & Director of Malware Intelligence

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