I’ve been dealing with a 16 year old sextortion victim whose videos were recorded when she was only 15 years old. Days like these are both the toughest and most rewarding for us. The really scary thing is that people trust us over the police or their own families to talk to about the scams.
Month: February 2015
This subject comes from a recent discussion I had. Here’s the question. Why aren’t the dating sites shouting about the scammers? Let’s create a hypothetical situation here. 50% of the sites openly warn people about scammers there. How many people would go “Scammers?! No way, I’m off elsewhere”? Now, the sites that talk about the […]
Today I renewed the site names for scamsurvivors and stupidscammers. It’s hard to believe that in less than a month the sites will be 3 years old. I renewed them both for another 3 years. So here’s to the next 3 years until I have to renew again.
Here’s something worth reading from the Australian Government: Foreword | Online fraud occurs when an individual or a business responds in some manner to an unsolicited invitation received via the internet and suffers financial or other detrimental effects as a result. In 2010–11, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012) found that over 1.2 million […]
The way we can often tell what kind of scam the profile on a dating site is involves the wording. If we ever see “I have something important to tell you” then we know it’s going to be a refugee scammer whose story involves a murdered father, a refugee camp, a kindly priest and a […]
Yes, the ones who actually wrote the scam emails are smart, but many of them simply steal the messages from others and use them. All they’re doing is sending prewritten scripts with no real idea what’s in them and hoping people will respond. If they get a script they think is better than the one […]
Unfortunately I didn’t attend this one during my time at the conference, but will definitely be attending them in the future. It looks to have been a great event, and those I spoke to about it said how much they enjoyed it. Maybe next time.
From http://scamsurvivors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=32468&p=73394#p73394 Always be wary of job offers with completely unrealistic details like the one below. My Family and i are very happy to let you know that after answering the Question,we have decided to employ you to come and work with us here in North Ventu Park Road, Thousand Oaks,USA as waiter . Your Salary […]
I was just discussing with someone the ways romance scams have changed over the years. Back when I started, scammers were much less technically aware. It was all done on IM back then. No webcam, no spoofing, no phishing, just sending out a whole bunch of emails and hoping someone would reply. These days the […]