The Anti-Defamation League warned Jewish leaders about an e-mail scam targeting Jews. The scam, a new version of a Nigerian ploy to lure recipients into transferring funds to an offshore bank account, plays on fears of anti-Semitism to coax Jews into parting with their money. At least four recipients in Texas contacted the local ADL office to inquire if mass killings and kidnappings of Jews in Africa were really taking place. In South Florida, the ADL sent about 4,000 e-mails to area Jewish leaders warning them of the hoax, the Sun-Sentinel reported.
ADL warns of e-mail hoax