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This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


News: New variety of phish in the works?

There are rumblings afoot in the UK that online retailers may become the next popular phishing vector. How so? Like this, apparently.

'The conmen will send emails offering a bottle or two of champagne as an inducement to check out the site and register to shop. But anyone falling for it will have handed their details to scam merchants.'

I'm not entirely persuaded that this brand of fraud would be very profitable, relative to the more traditional vector of compromising online banking details. And we already have an established industry of eBay fraudsters. Still, it's something to watch out for.

This item was brought to my attention via The Register.

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