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Submission + - How Scammers Earn Huge Money With Simple Scams (net-security.org)

Orome1 writes: An experiment revealed how online scams can earn scammers a lot of money in a short time — if they choose their angle well. In this case, the lure was a "Golden Ticket" that would allow the person possessing it to attend the long-awaited royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton, and if he or she is extra lucky, to appear in the couple's wedding photos. The hoax website was set up only minutes after the date and the venue of the wedding were announced. The price for the ticket was set at £250, and the site was advertised on social networks, classified advertising websites and web forums. The experiment ended with over 160 visitors having clicked on the "Buy now" button in 12 hours.
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How Scammers Earn Huge Money With Simple Scams

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