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Group of Springhill          South Korea: The          Laziest Scams in          Internet History:          Zimbio        ...
Business Week – Zimbio – April 20th 2012 - A certain “Sehwan  Jung” in South Korea has been sending a number of desperate ...
“Now this one is a real winner,” says Dan Ring, a spokespersonfor Boston-based data protection company Sophos. “SehwanJung...
• This scammer doesn’t even attempt to establish apersonal connection before offering $18 million:Beloved,I am Elizabeth E...
I am arranging for a number of selected people to beevacuated to a safe location on an island in the South Pacificvia aero...
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Group of Springhill South Korea: The Laziest Scams in Internet History: Zimbio

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Group of Springhill South Korea: The Laziest Scams in Internet History: Zimbio

  1. 1. Group of Springhill South Korea: The Laziest Scams in Internet History: Zimbio GROUP OF SPRINGHILL SOUTH KOREAGroup of Springhill South Korea
  2. 2. Business Week – Zimbio – April 20th 2012 - A certain “Sehwan Jung” in South Korea has been sending a number of desperate requests for funds over Twitter: “I am in urgent need of money.Can you lend me 500,000 dollars?I will make it up to youlater.” A diabolical plot, indeed, though Mr. Jung’s scam is unlikely to work. For one, people can see everything someone sends on Twitter and quickly realize he’s sent the exact same message over and over. For another, he is tweeting almost exclusively to celebrities, including Channing Tatum, Rosario Dawson, Carly Simon, journalist Nicholas Kristof (who today sarcastically answered, “Sure!”), and the foreign minister of Bahrain, Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa.
  3. 3. “Now this one is a real winner,” says Dan Ring, a spokespersonfor Boston-based data protection company Sophos. “SehwanJung’s list of celebrities is almost as entertaining and asrandom as his actual request, and it’s one of the moreoptimistic requests out there. I hope there’s no way someonewill fall for this.” - Group of Springhill South KoreaThe “Sehwan gambit” joins the following examples as one ofthe laziest scams in Internet history.• “JOHN” fails to mention what he even wants to con you out of:Subject: what are you saleGreetings,My name is JOHN, i am highly interested in buyingyour{ what you want to sale } from you ,I will like you to give methe FINAL ASKING price and the lastes condition,also i will likeyou to scan the pics for me for proper verifycation.
  4. 4. • This scammer doesn’t even attempt to establish apersonal connection before offering $18 million:Beloved,I am Elizabeth Etters, a Christian.I picked your emailrandomly for an inheritance of $18M. Please contact me formore details via [redacted].• One malware attack came in the form of a bogusChristmas card—sent on March 19:Date: 2010-03-19 09:27:15“You have just received a Christmas greeting card! To seeyour custom card and who sent it, please check theattachment.”• In this excerpt, one “Professor Farnsworth” selects you tosurvive a man-made black hole:“… The truth is that this experiment that CERN areconducting is extremely dangerous, and could cause globaldisaster. This experiment has a 95% of causing a blackhole, thus swallowing a large area of the planet. Thescientists do not want you to know this as they know it willcause panic. However, I can help you.
  5. 5. I am arranging for a number of selected people to beevacuated to a safe location on an island in the South Pacificvia aeroplane. You have been selected from random to takepart in this evacuation, thus continuing the survival of thehuman race …”• African prince scams are so tired. This reward is allegedlyoffered by England’s royal family:250,000.00 Pounds has been awarded to you From the QueenElizabeth’s Foundation ,send us your:-Names___Address___Tel____Country__

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