The Trojan Horse email
How it works: This particular email is the black death of scams, because of how quickly and easily it can get someone. A joke, chain letter, e-card, or photo is sent from an anonymous source to a person. When the email is clicked, a secret “backdoor” is opened, allowing an attacker access to your computer. Let’s just say, the scammer isn’t going to use this information for fun. Beware the Pitbull CD that will be bought with your credit card.