The Autorespond Trap

I’ve written before about the general dodginess of “away notification emails” automatically set up to respond to incoming emails. Such messages usually go along the lines of: I will be out of the office from 12/08/2006 to 13/08/2006 hunting gazelle in the Liposuction Basin. For urgent matters, pl contact Ms Elbowgrinder/ Mr Headstrong at Tel …

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News: Cambodia’s Boiler Room Scammers

Cambodia has repatriated 20 foreigners arrested last week for their involvement in the country’s first telecom scam, CNET reports. They comprised 14 Britons, two Americans and several Australian, New Zealand, Thai and Philippine nationals. Operating out of Cambodia, the group had cold-called people all over the world using cheap Internet phone connections to lure them …

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