When you receive a 419 email, you’ll often see that the scammer has included a test question and answer into the payment details. Here’s why. Let’s say for example that you’re abroad and lose/have your wallet stolen. Not only have you lost your money, but any forms of ID too. A quick call to a […]
Month: October 2014
A recovery scam is when the scammer claims he can get back the money you’ve already had stolen, and all for the low low price of a few “bribes” or “fees”. Sometimes the person is the same scammer that has already scammed you once. The sickening bit is that, when you read the end […]
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In case you are a victim of a scam or you were just targeted by a scammer, this is what you need to do. The following list doesn’t cover the blackmail scam/sextortion – for those cases the list can be found here: http://www.blackmailscams.com 1. Contact your bank and let them know you are a victim of […]
As part of what we do here, we often read media stories about scams and the people who were scammed. Time and again we see people comment on how stupid the people who get scammed are. I’ve been doing this for almost 9 years, and I can honestly say that most of the people I’ve […]
Just 2 bits of news today. We’re working with Scamalytics and looking on ways to share data between each other as a way to get more scammer details online. Also, I’ll be in Manchester next month to meet with the owner of an Android app to discuss ways on helping raise scam awareness through the […]
And we’ve had our first spam comment. I’ve disabled all options to leave comments on the blog, as this is for information only.
We’ve always said that we will not help anyone who knowingly continued talking to a scammer when they found out they were underage. That stand hasn’t changed, and never will do. I bring this up because of a tactic used by some scammers, where they threaten to tell everyone that the person was on cam […]
Taken from http://www.scamsurvivors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=27124 Chasing blackmailers on chat sites and messing with them is the wrong thing to do for many reasons. 1. It exposes a recent victim to more trouble, if they do it. And the person doing it can hurt a recent poster or unknown victim. 2. It educates the scammers to be better at […]
Less than 24 hours and I’ve already managed to break the blog. I’m blaming it on an errant plugin. It’s all fixed now anyway, and the links to the posts work again.