I read an article in the April 30th edition of Metro about a new SMS loan scam combined with a purchase on Blocket.se (Sweden’s version of Craigslist, without the promiscuous “No Strings Attached” casual sex sections).
Let’s say you’re selling an iPad 3 on Blocket. The fraudster would contact you and say that they’re interested in your iPad, but since they live in other side of Sweden, they would like you to ship the iPad to them. No problem, you say, as long as they deposit money into your account first. The fraudster puts money into your account, you see that it’s there, so you take your iPad 3 to Posten and ship it to them.
Sounds like a pretty normal transaction, right? It probably is, until you get called into the police station for identity theft and financial crime.Read More »Openness of information – is it time to close it up?