/ What do you call it...

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Don'tTellHim Pike - on 15 Jun 2013
...when you get an email(along the lines that the "sender" has been mugged/assaulted/involved in an accident and needs emergency funds) from somebody who has had their address book hacked into?
Serious question.
marsbar - on 15 Jun 2013
In reply to GrumpySod: Scam?
Don'tTellHim Pike - on 15 Jun 2013
In reply to marsbar:
> (In reply to GrumpySod) Scam?
Oh, I thought there might have been a specific name for it.

Andrew Wilson - on 15 Jun 2013
In reply to GrumpySod:
Phishing scam. Maybe
Professor Bunsen - on 15 Jun 2013
In reply to GrumpySod:

is it the 419 scam or something like that but, that is normally the Nigerian minister thingy
interdit - on 15 Jun 2013
In reply to GrumpySod:

It is a form of phishing scam.
Sometimes using identity or credential theft and sometimes using email spoofing.

A specific phrase that is sometimes used for this category of scam is the 'Distress scam'.
Don'tTellHim Pike - on 15 Jun 2013
In reply to interdit:
> (In reply to GrumpySod)
>
> A specific phrase that is sometimes used for this category of scam is the 'Distress scam'.
Sounds appropriate

Dave Perry - on 15 Jun 2013
In reply to GrumpySod:

Scam?? Oh, dear! I have I been donating money to crooks?
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Orgsm on 15 Jun 2013

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