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Internet: E-Mail Scams

  • By: Kent Marett
  • In: Encyclopedia of Deception
  • Edited by: Timothy R. Levine
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Interpersonal Communication, Moral Development

Several high-profile deceptions have used e-mail as a medium, including the Nigerian (419) scam and the advance fee scam. One of the most prevelant is phishing, which refers to an attempt by deceivers to solicit private information from individuals by posing ...

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