Iceland volcano scam

Time and again we have seen how good the email scammers are at exploiting the latest news to concoct mails intended to empty your pockets. This time they are intending to deceive the passengers stranded due to the Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption.

The (above) email comes from a fake Frank Adam at the Civil Aviation Authority and invites the recipients to apply for compensation. Anyone replying with the personal information will be asked for an administration fee to release the payment or will be sent a fake cheque and be asked to send the fee by wire transfer once the cheque is deposited in the account.

Such frauds are called as advance-fee fraud and are intended to part you from your cash and yes, in some cases, also your personal information.

Abhijit Kulkarni

Abhijit Kulkarni

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