Author: wayne

What a year that was!

2020 was – interesting to say the least. The two main things we’ll remember from it are the COVID-19 pandemic and the American election. Of course, as with any event, scammers were all over it and adding it to their formats. We even had one scammer who appeared to be writing his formats based on […]

Google Forms.

We try our best to keep a step ahead of the trends used by scammers as much as we can. We also like to report anything we spot, to help get the word out. This is one of those occasions. For the past week or so we’ve seen a huge increase in the number of […]

Baity McBaitface.

Most of what you see on the site is the serious side of what we do, but it’s nice from time to time to remember that some of us came into this from a different direction, and that’s the world of baiting. The oldest friendship here is Slappy and I, and that came about due […]

Do you think he’d approve?

This is something I’ve discussed before, but I’m about to post a scammer’s script onto our forum that’s brought it back to the front of my mind. Can you guess what I’m going to talk about from this? MAIL BOX We’re back to scammers happily stealing money from people while at the same time […]


I have a friend who, for the purpose of this blog post we’ll call Glen*. That’s not his name, but it is the first name of the person whose music I last asked Alexa to play, so it’s as good a name as any. Now Glen is a salt of the earth kind of guy. […]

Funny how it goes sometimes.

Less than 48 hours ago I was chatting to someone from the media on the phone. During that time I was explaining the ways that we can sometimes find the real identities of the scammers behind the stolen photos. One of our recent sextortion forms turned out to be about a different scam, and while […]