E-mail scam artists have started to work a new angle, capitalizing on swelling public interest in renewable energy, a New York Times blog reports.
According to the "Bits" business and technology blog, it recently received its first renewable energy email fraud as a comment to a recent post. The writer purports to offer the email recipient the opportunity to acquire the patent for his renewable energy technology, for an unspecified investment amount.
"Needless to say, you should ignore these pitches," the New York Times comments. "No one with a truly remarkable technology will e-mail strangers promising to share huge profits for a modest upfront investment."