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Hampton Residents Latest Target Of Scammers

An inhabitant of Hampton duped of $3,500, is the current target in the continuing series of "earn a fast buck" frauds being committed both online and through post.

According to Hampton police, increasingly individuals are being targeted by frauds that guarantee wealth through bogus lottery wins or hollow promises of legacy, by sending unsolicited emails.

However, individuals getting wealthy from these frauds are the con men themselves. junk emails profess that you can prosper by telecommuting, or that you are winner of lottery or a big legacy, Hampton police alleged, as indicated by reports in May 15, 2007 edition of Seacoastonline.

The junk e-mail announced that all the denizens had to put money orders or checks into a private account and then cable 90 percent of the cash to a foreign account. In return for services as the "go-between", the target was instructed to retain 10 percent of the money for their jobs.

"Most of these swindles have overseas origin. As soon as the money is moved abroad, it's beyond our control, and nothing much to be done from a standpoint of law enforcement", Hampton police stated as per reports issued on May 15, 2007 by Seacoastonline.

"The most worrying development in phishing in the contemporary world is the growth of 'Middle Man Strikes' where someone sits online live amid the fake site and the real, and exploits the purloined information immediately. It implies that some seconds after the "go between" gets the information from the phishing site, he plunders the target's account. Armed with kits that can be custom-built from the online illegal market, even a technical novice can operate such an strike," MicroWorld Technologies explicated in the report released by Smbedge on May 14, 2007.

In conventional Nigerian strategies defrauders claim that they require assistance in transferring money to the U.S. The e-mails assure receivers a share in return for a direct fee, and there rested the scam, which is transmitted as the junk e-mail message.

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