Sophos warns MSN users against scammers
By Will Arnot, PC Advisor (UK) | 2009-06-27
Spammers are using "flirtatious" MSN conversations in an attempt to sidestep spam filters and trick web users into divulging financial details, according to Sophos.
The security firm said scammers are inviting people via email to have a conversation on MSN, before asking them to join an adult website. The email contains an MSN address which starts a computer generated conversation where users are offered free passes to a webcam in order to see the person they are having the conversation with. The scammers then demand web surfers supply their credit card details as proof of age to gain access to the site.
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