I can honestly say that 2014 has been an absolutely brilliant year for us. So much has happened. The first big news was Firefly and I being asked to speak at the iDate conference in Cologne in September. We were able to talk to the dating site industry about how scammers work and the ways […]
Month: December 2014
How stupid can you get?? http://scamsurvivors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=30556
Yahoo has recently released the @yahoo.pt extension, so the scammers are flocking to it in droves to get their “custom” addresses before anyone else can. Expect to see a lot of emails in the near future at least that end in @yahoo.pt claiming to be from banks, government officials, delivery companies and so on.
A perfect example of why we always tell people not to send the blackmail scammers money: “After Skype I was told to send £100. I said I only had £10 and eventually agreed to send £50. I sent this and they now have my name. They then asked for more and stupidly I sent another […]
Everyone has needs and desires, and those are what the scammers use as bait to steal your money. It could be a desire for money, improved status, love, sex or even a desire to help those in need. If the scammer can feed into the right desire, anyone can become a victim of a scam.
Hope everyone had a good Christmas day. Even on what should be the quietest day of the year, we had almost 5000 visitors and even a few blackmail forms come in.
Merry Christmas to everyone from us all at ScamSurvivors. Except the scammers. Let them all just get a lump of coal in their stockings. No visit from Santa for them, but a visit from the local police.
ICPC NIGERIA (Anti-Fraud Unit) we fight against fraud, funds delay and impersonation. Head Office: Plot 802, Constitution Avenue Zone A9 Central Area P. M.B 535, Garki Abuja Attn: Dear Beneficiary This letter will definitely be amazing to you because of it’s a realistic value. Sorry for the inconveniences that was rendered to you in your […]
The final agenda isn’t finished, but right now I’ll be speaking twice, on the 21st and 22nd of January. Both of these are as parts of panels. It’s also possible I’ll have a slot to speak on my own too. There’s going to be lots of discussion on romance scams, so fingers crossed we’ll have […]
We will often phone up loan scammers asking for money for crazy things. Of mine, my favourite was a call when I claimed to need the money for a sex change and then arranged to have a threesome with the scammer and his wife once it was done only to speak to his wife and […]