Author(s): Youngsam Park, Jackie Jones, Damon McCoy, Elaine Shi, Markus Jakobsson

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Date: 22 Feb 2014

Document Type: Briefing Papers

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Associated Event: NDSS Symposium 2014


To improve our understanding of Nigerian scammers’ tactics, we collect three months of data using our automated scambaiter system which posts honeypot ads on Craigslist and interacts with scammers. This paper presents the methods and prevalence of scammers along with linking a large number of scams to ten groups located in Nigeria.