Live Online Scamming

Charles Cooper over at CNET has a good piece up, describing how he came close to falling prey to a misery for money scam.  A person that he knows had thier email and facebook accounts compromised.  The perp used those two online identities to attempt to con others out of a few thousand dollars using the pretext of an emergency.  He was able to aks the right questions to detect the fraud.  Would you, if the request appeared to be coming from a good friend over live chat from her real Facebook account?;txt