Saturday, July 14, 2012

ABC Nightline explains the "stranded traveler" scam


ABC Nightline did a report on the “stranded traveler” scam last night. This typically starts when the scammer hacks an email address of the target, and emails contacts of the person claiming he is stranded or in jail overseas.  It’s hard to believe that people fall for this.

Often, the person is then locked out of his email and contacts. 


The occurrence of this scam is one reason why Google offers the “two-step verification” process.  

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