Scammers Take Advantage of Middle East Crisis with Email Cons

Rita R. Robison
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egypt spam scammers

Unrest in the Middle East is spawning a flood of emails from scammers seeking to fool consumers into sending them money.

Two scams are coming from Egypt, both variations on time-tested themes. In the first, a Mohammed Hammad, claiming to be a "consultant" to the Egyptian Past-President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak, asks recipients for help in moving money and investments out of Egypt following recent changes in the country's government.