I own several thousand DVDs and Blu Rays that are kept on various shelves and bookcases around the house. I’ve also made copies for our children to borrow when they were younger, knowing that if they got their hands on the original I’d never be able to watch it again. It’s fair to say I […]
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. […]
This is a question we’re asked quite a lot by the media. The answer is pretty simple. We create accounts specifically for the purpose, then make their details available in the places scammers go to looking for lists of email addresses and wait for the scam emails to roll in. Sometimes I see that a […]
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 […]
I’ll admit I tend not to think too much before doing things. I have done 100 mile round trips to buy a £3 DVD, or spent an entire day and way too much money for something purely “because it’s funny”. At the end of the day, I’m an almost 50 year old who still gets […]
When you look at a scam email, the first thing you’ll see is the scammer’s email address. There could however be another email address you don’t see. Often the “from” and “reply to” addresses are different, and you can only see the latter by looking at the email’s headers. Here’s an example. At first glance, […]
One of the places my friend and I like to visit is the local recycling centre. You never know what you’re going to find there, and always at an absolute bargain of a price. This week I saw a laptop there. Time for an upgrade on my laptop for a faster version, plus I already […]
It’s been a stressful, hectic week here, so I think it’s time for a bit of levity. A few years ago I was asked to appear on an episode of “The Kyle Files”. I live in South Wales, and the show is filmed in Manchester, so it was a long drive there and back for […]
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Published on Mar 25, 2017 Join Wayne, Firefly, Slaphappy and Big Al as we celebrate five years of ScamSurvivors, featuring interviews with industry insiders and funny calls to a scammer pretending to be a Pastor.