In Pictures: 9 classic hacking, phishing and social engineering lies

Whether it is on the phone, online or in person, here are ten lies hackers, phishers and social engineers will tell you to get what they want

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I’m trapped in London! Help! Also known as a 419 scam, social networking sites, like Facebook, are where this ruse typically takes place these days. Scammers often hack into accounts and message the person’s friends, claiming to be trapped in a foreign country with no money.

"The claim is often that they were robbed while traveling and the person asks the Facebook friend to wire money so everything can be fixed," said Graham Cluley of Sophos in 9 dirty tricks.

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