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Cybercrime Written by Armida Siguion- Reyna

Friday, July 6, 2012

Cybercrime

They’re still at it, criminals on the internet, on the lookout for the easy-to-gyp, or the lonely.

The easy-to-gyp fall for hoaxes that come via e-mail, letters such as these. The first is purportedly from Nanding Josef, head of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Pilipino, and it goes: “Apologies for having to reach out to you like this. I made a quick trip to Segovia in Spain for something urgent and unfortunately, I got attacked by robbers at the hotel where I stayed, all cash and credit card were stolen off me but luckily for me I still have my passport with me.

“I have contacted the police, they only asked me to write a statement about the incident and referred me to the embassy, but the embassy are not responding to the matter effectively and my flight leaves tomorrow morning but I am having problems settling the hotel bills and the hotel manager won’t let me leave until I settle the bills. Well I really need your financial assistance. Please, let me know if you can help me out with 1,150euro so I can settle up my bills as early as possible and return home. As soon as I get home I would refund it immediately.”.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/commentary/item/1147-cybercrime

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