Scammers lie.

I could end this blog post after simply repeating the title, but let’s go deeper into it, shall we?  Scammers lie.  Scammers lie for one reason, and that’s to separate you from your money.  They make up stories, they make up excuses, they make up sick family members, they make up companies, they make up disasters, they make up a sense of urgency, they make up threats, they even make up laws for the sole purpose of taking what’s yours.  In one of today’s blackmail forms, there was one of the latest ones we see:

Scammer used law from Italy article N° 74859 of December 3rd 2002 aswell as article 25 of law 765465 of the 7th of October.

Type “765465” into Google and see what you get.  Go to the forum search page on our site (https://scamsurvivors.com/forum/search.php to make it easier for you) and type in  765465.  Go back to Google and type in “Basic Travel Allowance” to see how many times that particular made up fee has reared its ugly head over the years.  These are just two examples of the multiple common lies scammers tell.  Learn what the lies are.  Educate yourself and others.  The more people know about these lies, the less effective they become.

I said at the start I could end this blog post after simply repeating the title.  Now I can.

Scammers lie.

Year on year figures.

Out of curiosity, I decided to take a look at the number of visitors to the site over the past few years.  As the site started in April of 2012, we’ll not take that year’s numbers into account, but instead start from the first full year which is 2013.  For those wondering, 2012 gave us 513,031 visitors.

These are “unique visitor numbers”, which means how many individuals looked at the site.  It doesn’t matter how many times they looked, or how many pages they looked at.  One person equals one “unique visitor”.

2013 – 1,367,859

2014 – 1,424,691

2015 – 1,582,718

2016 – 2,298,314

2017 – 2,530,095

As you can see, this shows a year on year rise in the number of people who came to the site, with the biggest single rise in 2016.  We’re not a huge site by any means, but our reach is growing each and every year.  Here’s to getting the word out even more in 2018.

 

We’re back!

After a long haitus, the blog is back.  We’ll be keeping you up to date on what’s happening on the site and in the antiscam world in general.