Posted by: David Harley | May 5, 2010

Volcanic (C)ash-in 419

Nice example of a 419-type scam that masquerades as an email from the non-existent Frank Adam at the Civil Aviation Authority, aimed at people whose air travel was disrupted by the Icelandic volcano.

Sorry, but I don’t think the CAA is not going to give you money if you were stranded on mainland Europe: a clear case of Advance Fee Fraud (AFF).  More details on the Scam Detectives blog at http://www.scam-detectives.co.uk/blog/2010/05/04/volcanic-ash-scam/.

Tip of the hat to Graham Cluley for flagging the post.

David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
Security Author/Consultant at Small Blue-Green World
Chief Operations Officer, AVIEN
ESET Research Fellow & Director of Malware Intelligence

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