Using social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, etc. to identify targets that are vulnerable to social engineering scams.
Eva meets a man online who states that he is a 42 year old, divorced man living in California. They develop a relationship and soon fall in love. The man even sends Eva flowers and gifts purchased with stolen credit cards in order to gain her trust. Eventually, the man creates some type of emergency scenario to con Eva into wiring him money. He states he has fallen ill, was unjustly arrested or just needs money for an airplane ticket to meet her. After milking Eva for all her money the man breaks off the relationship. Eva has been snished. Canadian and Nigerian scams artists even use christian networking sites and pose as missionaries in snishing attacks.
by GoToThis December 16, 2008
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