Tuesday, April 10, 2018

“Celebrating Stephen Hawking” with a 419 scam

The recently departed Stephen Hawking is apparently back from the dead, now a target for scammers wanting to extract some quick cash from the unwary in the form of a vaguely surreal 419 scam.

The whole thing begins with an email from, er, Stephen Hawking titled “Celebrating Stephen Hawking.”

Answer some questions about Stephen Hawking, and win a cash prize—a very large one, in fact, to the tune of a cool $8 million. If you’re thinking something along the lines of, “This is too good to be true,” you most definitely would be onto something.