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Phishing scams are nothing new and nor are drive-by browser attacks. They usually involve a simple landing page injected into an insecure website which either effects the scam or attack or diverts the victim to another page. This one is different.

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There are, it seems, almost no limits to how dumb internet fraudsters can be. In these two examples, the most dimwitted are at their hilarious best. (update: three examples)

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It's an oldie but a goodie, rather like that phrase much beloved of DJ who used to spin the disks in the 1960s and 70s. There's a massive upsurge in an old-fashioned internet fraud / money laundering scam - and the morons doing it have sent multiple copies to sandbox addresses at World Money Laundering Report, our sister publication and other companies within The Anti Money Laundering Network.

Way to go!

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First published on 14 December 2000 in World Money Laundering Report Volume 2 Number 9

In World Money Laundering Report Vol. 2 No 7, we addressed the question of on line scams. One of the examples we look at was one that said, amongst other things, that we could avoid US taxes legitimately. We do that of course because we are in the UK - but the spammer didn't care about minor details like that - the spammer just wants us to buy something. So, instead of responding to the advert, we set about trying to find out something more about it.