Phishing, email money laundering scams on the rise

As the economy worsens and more people get laid off, online fraud and financial scams are rising, security experts say.Many of the scams lure people in with promises of quick and easy money. For instance, there has been a marked increase in money mule recruitment scams for people to transfer funds online between countries, and other illegal work-related spam in recent months, security firm Panda said on Thursday. Such offers promise $225 or more a day for what they call “rebate processing” work at home.

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