Da una ricerca condotta da Radicati Group risulta che il 9% degli utenti Internet statunitensi hanno perso denaro a
causa di scam via posta elettronica.
Il campione analizzato comprende 791 utenti internet, 523 del settore consumer e 268 aziendali. Lo studio è stato realizzato in aprile dopo essere stato commissionato da Mirapoint.
Nessuno si aspettava una percentuale così alta di e-mail scam, cioè di questi messaggi
di posta elettronica preparati per imbrogliare la gente in termini finanziari.
Molte truffe riguardavano
i messaggi di marketing relativi a medicinali, servizi finanziari, pornografia e phishing
Uno dei piu' recenti messaggi si scam
My name is Mrs. Jennifer XXXX I am a dying woman who have decided to donate what I have to you/ church. I am 59 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago, immediately after the death of my husband, who has left me everything he worked for.
I have been touched by God to donate from what I have inherited from my late husband to you for the god work of God, rather than allow my relatives to use my husband hard earned funds ungodly. Please pray that the good Lord forgive me my sins. I have asked God to forgive me and I believe he has because He is a merciful God. I will be going in for an operation in less than one hour.
I decided to WILL/donate the sum of $1,500,000 (One million five hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of the lord, to help the motherless, less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows.
At the moment I cannot take any telephone calls right now due to the fact that my relatives are around me and my health status. I have adjusted my WILL and my lawyer is aware I have changed my will you and he will arrange the transfer of the funds from my account to you.
I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly, and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. Contact my lawyer with this specified email johnXXX2000@netscape.net and tell him that I have WILLED ($1,500,000.00) to you and I have also notified him that I am WILLING this amount to you for a specific and good work. I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this. Thanks and God bless.
NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I don't want anything that will jeopardize my last wish. And Also I will be contacting with you by email as I don't want my relation or anybody to know because they are always around me.
Truffa all Nigeriana
Anti-Phishing Working Group