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The Most Profitable Scam on the Internet: The Upgraded Romance Scam

They met on Facebook and, instantly, she knew that Charlie was the love of her life. They shared so many things. They were both religious and would often pray together during their online encounters. They both could not wait until … Continue reading

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Romance Scams, the IRS, and Your Business

What happens on Facebook, probably won’t stay on Facebook. Facebook is the go-to site for hackers, spammers, and scammers. Here, they can find email addresses to spam, personal information that can be used to construct phishing emails, and a convenient … Continue reading

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An Analysis of a Romance Scam Letter: Implications for Businesses

Today I received a request from a Polish woman that I know. She wanted my advice about an email that she had received from some guy she didn’t know. She was about to respond to it but, knowing that I … Continue reading

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Phishing with Naked Women and Romantic Lures

“To see naked pictures of Carla Bruni click here”. Don’t feel bad if you were tempted to follow the link. At the G20 conference in Paris in 2011, almost all those attending clicked on an attachment included with the above … Continue reading

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