The Summer of Sport

There is an inevitable predictability with your email Inbox.  Any newsworthy event, whether a natural disaster, major sporting event, or even malicious celebrity gossip invokes an email from an entrepreneurial individual with unscrupulous principles promising you something of value in exchange for information personal to you.

Even money intended to assist victims of major natural disasters were not deemed off-limits with emails asking recipients to donate money.  What these recipients were not aware of, was that their goodwill only helped support the lifestyles of these con artists.

So the dramatic increase in scams that have an Olympic flavor really is no surprise, and quite frankly entirely expected.  These scams can take the form of text messages, spam that is delivered through social media, or emails that offer fake tickets, or lottery wins.  Indeed our Labs research team recently published a blog highlighting numerous examples of emails that were Olympic lottery…

Read the full article at mcafee.com



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