Email is a useful tool that we all use every day, but it can also be used against you. There are phishing emails and even attachments loaded with malware that we have to worry about. But, that's not all. You've also got to keep an eye out for creeps who will use the anonymity provided by their email address to trick unsuspecting people. That happened recently when a Google employee posed as a university researcher to trick young women into sending him naked photos.
The situation started when Nicholas Rotundo sent an email to some college students claiming to be part of a "breast perception study." He said female participants who submitted photos of their breasts for research purposes would be paid $4,500.
One University of Texas undergraduate responded to the inquiry, but that's when her life was turned upside down. Instead of participating in a research study, this student found out she'd fallen into a trap laid by a sick creep trying to take advantage of young women.