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9570516093?profile=RESIZE_400xI found this in my Inbox this morning.   I think the only truthful piece of information included - is that Mary Beth Leonard actually is the current US Ambassador to Nigeria. 

See:  Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard | U.S. Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria (usembassy.gov)

This one fact shows that the criminal involved has done some homework for his scam.   I am always amused by the mis-use of words in the text of theses “kind offers,” such as using the word “missing” instead of “mincing.”  There are too

8837932068?profile=RESIZE_400xCostco Wholesale Corporation is warning American internet users to be wary of more than a dozen digital scams targeting its customer base.   On its website,  HERE the American multinational corporation has published screenshots of 14 "prominent fraudulent emails, texts, and posts" in which cyber-criminals are impersonating Costco  The majority of the traps use financial benefits to lure victims, promising free products, financial reimbursements, exclusive offers, cash-back rewards, and gift card

8157844870?profile=RESIZE_400xPreviously, Red Sky Alliance reported on Fancy Bear imposters demanding Bitcoin ransom from a Florida election information website.  These actors send various ransom/scam demands using coronavirus-themed domains covidpapers[.]org and coronaxy[.]com.  In some cases, they threaten with exposure of allegedly hacked personal files, in other cases, with DDoS attack.  They often claim to be Russian government hackers, pretending to be Fancy Bear, Cozy Bear, or Venomous Bear.   Their ransom emails typi

Red Sky Alliance (RSAC) members have reported seeing and, or receiving fake sextortion scams.  These scam emails typically provide old password that was used by the user.  These emails are an attempt to extort money, claiming the sender has compromising information indicating the user was involved in viewing pornographic sites.  The sender claims to have compromising video recordings of the user and alleges to have additional “stolen secrets” of a compromising sexual nature.  An RSAC member in t