Nov 01 2008

Chinese advance-fee scam via Skype

Published by at 5:36 am under Evil and/or Stupid,Hacking for money

Thanks to Websense Security Labs for informing us about a new advance-fee scam targeting Chinese Skype users.  Apparently, Chinese users get a message indicating that they have won a significant sum of money and prizes.  They are directed to a phishing website where they fill out contact information for the prizes but nothing too suspicious.  Finally, they are redirected to a bank transfer page where they will have to send in a fee of several hundred RMB to collect the prize.  I wonder if the officials reading Tom Skype users’ messages are falling for this too.

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