Scam of the day – March 27, 2013 – Nude Photos of Amanda Marcum Enfield, wife of Florida Gulf Coast Coach

With the incredible run of the underdog 15th seed Florida Gulf Coast college basketball team in March Madness continuing, millions of people have been following the story of the upstart program that is beating the best teams college basketball has to offer.  However, just as many viewers during the Collegiate Football championship game were focused on  Katherine Webb,the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron so were many viewers of the two games already played by Florida Gulf Coast focusing their attention on Amanda Marcum Enfield, the beautiful wife of Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield.  Ten years ago, Amanda Marcum Enfield was a supermodel who appeared on the covers of Maxium, Vogue, Elle and many other magazines and she is still a beautiful woman and mother to three children.

So what does this have to do with scams?  A lot.

Scammers take advantage of the thirst in many of the public for nude photographs of various celebrities and put up phony websites that promise nude photos of the woman of your choice, but only deliver malware including keystroke logging malware that can steal all of the information from your computer and make you a victim of identity theft.  Scammers also send emails or Facebook postings with links purportedly to take you to such photographs.  The queen of such malware is former Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson.  One out of every eight searches for photographs of Emma Watson will end up in malware.  Also among the most dangerous women on the Internet this year are Eva Mendes, Halle Berry, Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara.

TIPS

Do not click on links or download attachments unless you are absolutely sure that the source is legitimate.  The risk is too great.  Stick to legitimate websites with which you are familiar and don’t fall for the lures of emails with attachments that promise you nude photos of famous people.  It is also important to make sure that you keep all of your computers, smart phones, tablets and other portable devices protected by security software that is up to date.