Do you watch TED Talks? They are amazing! Topics run from serious to hilarious and everything in between. James Veitch delivers an entertaining look at spam. It’s and oldie, but one of my favorites:
Spam and Scams Evolve
Unless you’re pretty gullible, it’s unlikely you are going to fall for one of these obvious Nigerian scams. However, scams are getting more sophisticated, believable and closer to home. Recently I posted an offer to sell some unwanted stuff on Craig’s List. I was initially pleased at the replies offering to pay full price for my items – but there were some that wanted to pay me more than my asking price! Easy money, or red flag? A quick Google search for Craig’s List scams, and my hopes for extra cash were shattered 😉
So when was the last time you received an email holding the promise of fast cash? Were you ever tempted to engage with the spammer? If you did, how did that work out for you?
Post your experience in the comments section. Let’s see what some other baiting schemes look like.