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Is this a new scam?
Tonearm




msg:3895571
 2:38 pm on Apr 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

My brother's boss in southern California just had his email and Facebook account hacked and the passwords changed. The hacker then proceeded to send messages to his friends asking them to wire money to a bank in London because of an emergency. He made about $1000. Is this an old trick?

 

bill




msg:3895860
 2:46 am on Apr 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's certainly not new. It has happened on SNS networks before.

g1smd




msg:3896413
 8:05 pm on Apr 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's a scam, yes.

It's not new, no.

JS_Harris




msg:3896759
 5:37 am on Apr 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's more than a scam, it's a federal crime and people are getting charged with various crimes regularly... police just don't advertise that they catch this type of crook so that they may keep their methods from being overly exposed.

I've read about cases where minors committed the crime and authorities charged the kids parents even when they knew nothing about it.

nealrodriguez




msg:3897156
 5:09 pm on Apr 21, 2009 (gmt 0)

I've read about cases where minors committed the crime and authorities charged the kids parents even when they knew nothing about it.

well facebook has just become the lucky addition to my #*$! filter when my son finds out how to hit enter.

alexlao




msg:3900578
 7:24 pm on Apr 25, 2009 (gmt 0)

This trick is very old. Cheats divorced ...

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