Facebook and the Money Transfer Scam (and deactiviation)

This morning I was caught up in Money Transfer scam involving a friends hacked account.

It works like this: First a cybercriminal hacks someones facebook account – unfortunately this can happen in many ways so I’m not going into details about this. Secondly they hang around on facebook chat until a friend connects then they make up some sob story. Quite quickly this will lead to some reason why you need to immediately wire over 150 (pounds, dollars, camels, whatever…).

What follows is the chat I had with someone pretending to be a friend of mine.

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