Actually, you know what, forget that. Stay safe all year round. Being aware of scams isn’t just for Christmas.
Month: December 2018
After posting up about some of the memories from the past thirteen years, a bunch more have come to me, so here’s some more: Having a scammer rant about “The blood of Jesus” and “Holy Ghost fire” for 90 minutes on the phone because he didn’t like Firefly’s accent. Sipping on a freshly opened coconut […]
It’s been thirteen years since I joined the antiscam community. A lot has happened in that time, certainly too much to actually tell the stories. Instead I’m going to just name the incidents in no particular order. Each one could be a headline for a story that I may go into in more detail at […]
At the conference I mentioned in an earlier post, a question was asked whether a romance victim had ever been subjected to a “black money” scam as part of it. That gave me the chance to tell them about the time that had happened to someone I was helping. It also begs the question, what […]
Something short and sweet here. Let’s just say that some translation software is better than others, as can be demonstrated by this wonderful gibberish when trying to translate a “we put spyware on your PC and recorded you” scam email using Chrome’s built in translation facility: We问候你! I have a good deal. 22/08/2018 – I […]
Recently I was invited to a “Preventing MMF” seminar. Sounds fancy, but it was simply some presentations regarding research on internet fraud. It was a good chance to make some new contacts and touch base with some old ones. A lot of what was said confirmed what we’ve been saying for years, and isn’t worth […]