Scambaiter: Understanding Targeted Nigerian Scams on Craigslist
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Date: 22 Feb 2014
Document Type: Briefing Papers
Additional Documents: Slides
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.