Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Ph.D.

I study people, technology, and the worlds they make

Multiculturalism comes to e-mail scams

I was in various meetings most of the day, so I wasn’t able to write much. However, a straw in the wind:

Today I got one of those Nigerian scam e-mails. I get several each week, but something struck me about this one: the return address is altas.cz (the Czech Republic, so far as I can tell), and the message is offering me the multi-million dollar bank account of a late Indian engineer and his family working in Nigeria for Royal Dutch Shell.

Let’s review: Czech e-mail, Indian engineer, Dutch oil company, Nigerian bank, American dollars.

Hmmm. Somehow that combination makes the scam more believeable.

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  1. IDIOT – why did you kill the Back Button ?

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