Three rounds. Three strikes. Make it through this game, and it's clear — you're on to spam scams and not likely to get slammed by the next one.
So-called “Nigerian” email scams are characterized by convincing sob stories, unfailingly polite language, and promises of a big payoff. The Bait: These messages are the butt of late night jokes, but people still respond to them....
A phisher pays an unexpected visit to someone's home. To learn more, check out Phishing.
A phisher shows that phishing can happen when you least expect it — even at the office. To learn more, check out Phishing.
A phisher visits a clothing store in hopes of getting a shopper's financial information. To learn more, check out Phishing.