Vigilantes Attack Scam Web Sites

Vigilantes Attack Scam Web Sites
technology

This week saw two groups called the 419 Flash Mob and Artists Against 419, attack fake bank web sites that hope to lure victims to deposit money there. The hoped...

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 11 february 2005

This week saw two groups called the 419 Flash Mob and Artists Against 419, attack fake bank web sites that hope to lure victims to deposit money there.

The hoped to target networks that operate ‘419 scams‘, also known as advance fee fraud, send out e-mails, letters and faxes asking for help to recover a large sum of money from a bank, in return for a share of the loot. Some of these scammers have moved on to run their own fake banking Web sites.

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