Egypt Unrest Creates Scam Attempts

The ongoing political unrest in Egypt has given scam artists a new idea on how to get your money.

An email claiming to be from Mr. Mohammed Hammad says he is a political consultant to the Egyptian president. The email says he needs help to secure the resources of President Hosni Mubarek, now that the office of the president has been dissolved. The email then includes links to actual news stories about the power crisis in Egypt.

"The deal involves huge cash movement and liquidation of foreign and local investment," according to the email, which then asks for you to respond to get the ball rolling.

Anytime you get an unexpected email about a big payout someone wants to give you, it is more than likely a scam.

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