Email scammers use Concorde air disaster in attempt to steal money


Sophos, are warning computer users to be wary of a new email scam, which dupes recipients into believing they could receive millions from a bank account belonging to a victim of the Concorde air disaster, in order for criminals to steal their identity and make a profit.

The emails purport to be from a chartered accountancy firm claiming to have found a bank account containing 20.5 million belonging to one of the disaster's victims, Christian Eich. Mr Eich, a 57-year-old worker for BMW, died along with his wife and two children in the Air France Flight 4590 crash at Paris's Charles de Gaulle airport on 25 July 2000. The scammer states that unless claimed by the end of the quarter, the money will be used to buy weapons. Sick email scammers use Concorde air disaster in attempt to steal money

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 12th April 2006 3:07AM