Omfattende svindelkampanje mot it-Norge

Norske it-bedrifter oversvømmes nå av e-post og faksmeldinger fra avsendere i Sierra Leone, som vil at du skal betale inn penger til dem. Penger som du sannsynligvis aldri vil se igjen, dersom du biter på det simple svindelforsøket.

Økokrim, politiet i Oslo, Næringslivets sikkerhetsråd og forbrukermyndighetene har tidligere advart mot lignenede svindelforsøk som sendes på e-post og faks.

Etter at det vært stille en stund, har svindlerne nå intensivert sine e-post kampanjer, opplyser flere it-bedrifter til Computerworld.

Her er en e-post melding som Computerworld selv har mottatt. Vi offentliggjør nå brevet i sin helhet, slik at du kan se hvordan svindlerne opererer - og på den måten kan du sikre deg.

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I am MR JOE XX from SIERRA LEONE, a Country in WEST AFRICA. My father is MR MOMOH XX, former MINISTER of TRANSPORT and COMMUNICATIONS and one time DEPUTY FINANCE MINISTER in Sierra Leone. My father and mother were arrested by the government of my Country and put in detention since 1st NOVEMBER, 2001.

My parents were accused of keeping large quantity of DIAMONDS in the house, and also privately selling large quantity of DIAMONDS abroad. You can verify this from SIERRA LEONE EMBASSY in your country.

I escaped to a hide out in BENIN REPUBLIC, another Country in West African with 2 boxes containing about Forty EIGHT Million U.S. dollars (US$48000000).

I kept the boxes in a TRUST COMPANY in COTONOU,Capital of BENIN REPUBLIC. For my safety and that of the boxes, i did not let the company know that the boxes contain money.I told them that the boxes contain documents.

I cannot move about freely now. I need Your help urgently for both SAFE KEEPING and INVESTING of this money in your country. You are one of the three email contacts given to me by a Cyber Cafe' operator on my request for a foreign contact. She did not tell me your name or country of origin. Though I did not tell her why I needed the contact of any foreigner.

Because of the urgent and confidential nature of this business, you are advised to keep everything secret for now. If you are interested in doing this business with me, kindly reply immediately on my email Address for more explanations. When replying, include your safe and private telephone numbers for easy communications.

Kindly send your reply to:

joexx@xx.com

Thanks for your anticipated co-operation. Yours faithfully,

MR JOE XX (For the family)

TELEPHONE: +229-XXXXX FAX: +229-XXXXX

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