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Microsoft warns of financial crisis email scams

Discussion in 'General Discussions and Lounge' started by temi, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Internet fraudsters will try to exploit the global financial crisis by sending fraudulent emails purporting to offer cash-strapped consumers new mortgages, loans or money from failed banks, a Microsoft executive said on Wednesday. Tim Cranton, an Internet safety expert at Microsoft, said there are early signs that criminals have already begun trying to cash in on the economic turmoil.
    "It's especially troubling right now with the financial crisis," he told Reuters in a telephone interview. "There are more and more people who are maybe in a more desperate or vulnerable situation.
    "We have seen an increase in some mortgage refinance type of scams. We are anticipating that they'll become more sophisticated.

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  2. Cryxellis

    Cryxellis New Member Webmaster

    Scammers sure knows how to get money from people. They were taking
    advantage even at a pitiful situation. I have receive mails that I won
    Jackpot price, that I will be able to have it when I pay certain amount of
    money to be used on travel expenses. Since I'm not signing or joining
    anything just like that I didn't pay attention on it and just deleted
    the message.

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