Jichunge na utapeli wa Ghaddafi!

Askari Kanzu

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Jan 7, 2011

Askari Kanzu

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Joined Jan 7, 2011
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Umeshaonywa, kabla wapopo hawajakuingiza mkenge!

Beware of the 'Mrs. Gaddafi' email scam. (Credit: Vircom.com)

Don’t be fooled by ‘Mrs. Gaddafi’.

This is the warning against a ‘Mrs. Gaddafi’ email scam that is circulating right now. The email, allegedly from the wife of Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, offers $40 million for safekeeping. Despite sounding like a hoax from the very start, many are being victimized worldwide. Computer security firm Sophos said the email scam bears the footprint of other Nigerian scams victimizing millions.

“As you may be aware that my husband is presently facing a difficulties in Libya,” the email starts. Then message, purportedly from Safia Farkash al-Baraasi, the second wife of Gaddafi, would instruct the recipient to open the attached Microsoft Word document, which in turn asks for the recipient’s name, address, age, occupation and cell phone number.

“The attached Microsoft Word document follows the tried-and-true formula of Nigerian 419 scams. While the story was well-researched, it appears to have been based on news reports from May suggesting Mrs. Gaddafi had 20 tons of gold hidden away,” said Sophos. “Don’t open attachments from unknown people, even if they are famous. The standard logic applies here. No one will email you because they have too much money and need your assistance,” the security firm warned.


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