Is it Polish? No – it’s a Czech Scam!

I would say that 99% of all the scams I see are in English. A smattering of French, Russian and German, even occasionally Italian and Spanish. I have no way of identifying character-based languages (Japanese, Chinese) but I try. This is a new one for me – I first assumed it was Polish, but Google

Advance Fee Fraud ⋅ 22 Apr/2016

100 Days of Scams – Dying Woman’s Charitable Bequest

A heart-rending plea from a dying woman for you to take her life savings and distribute them (keeping 30% for yourself). Uses a valid news source to provide veracity. The scam is a simple enough Advance Fee Fraud (aka AFF or 419 scam). Before you see a cent of the $20 mission, you will have

Email Scams ⋅ 23 Feb/2016

100 Days of Scams – Mystery Consignment Box

So, you’ve been contacted by a senior officer at JFK about an abandoned diplomatic consignment box, containing (approx)

Advance Fee Fraud ⋅ 22 Feb/2016

100 Days of Scams – From The White House

#100daysofscams So the White House denied all knowledge of this email – Thanks Obama! ———————————– The white house Office of the presidency Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th street, NW Washington, D.C. Debt settlement of us$10.5 million, Date: 19th February, 2016 Attention: Humble Beneficiary, I have been instructed by the White House president Barrack Obama, and the

Email Scams ⋅ 19 Feb/2016

100 Days, 100 Scams received by Email

99.5% of the email scams we receive are in the English language. There may be a few in

Email Scams ⋅ 18 Feb/2016

Data Conversion Job Scam is active again

The scam goes like this: a company contacts you about a job where you work from home, doing

banking ⋅ 12 Jan/2016

Ten Years of Scamdex!

Yes, Scamdex started ten years ago, in 2004! When I started, it was a very simple site, hand-written

Email Scams ⋅ 26 Aug/2014

Spurious Awards Scam

The “Spurious Award Scam” is a vanity-targetted scam, similar to the “Who’s Who” scam where you are to

Dodgy Products ⋅ 30 May/2014

Five Reasons Why Nigeria is the Scamsters’ Safe Haven

You’d think that by now, everybody would know better than to fall for any of the infamous “Nigerian scams,” such as the 419 scams. (The “419” designation comes from the section of the Nigerian Criminal Code that addresses fraud.) Yet Nigerian scams are alive and well. The 419 scams come in several variations, with a

Advance Fee Fraud ⋅ 28 May/2014

“Nigerian Scam” is still working – Police Reports show.

I occasionally think to myself; Surely everyone’s heard of the Nigerian Scam (aka Advance Fee Fraud or 419 Scam, after the relevant section of the Nigerian Criminal Code). But, alas, people still continue to fall for these simple scams. The deal is often identical, only the names and places have changed . These places are

Advance Fee Fraud ⋅ 21 Mar/2014

WT Duck is the “Nigerian Scam”

Here’s a funny cartoon take on the “Nigerian” Scam (aka 419 scam, Advance Fee Fraud).

Email Scams ⋅ 3 Sep/2013

New Scam Information SIte – infomercialscams.info

I would like to give a shout-out to a new site that I’ve come across – INFOMERCIALSCAMS.INFO. InfomercialScams.info is a website designed to help the public identify all types of scams and schemes on and off the internet. They also try to help people distinguish between scams and actual deals by providing them with information

Scam Reports ⋅ 12 Aug/2013

Violet and Allen Large – Lottery Windfall Scam

I’ve seen hundreds of spam emails, for a year or more, that reference the Canadian couple, Violet and Allen Large. The Story The elderly couple, who lived in Nova Scotia, won $11.2 million in a Lotto 6/49 jackpot in July 2010. They decided, due to the fact hat they were retired and had plenty of

Advance Fee Fraud ⋅ 6 May/2013

RECAP DISTRIBUTION IS A JOB SCAM

A recent Scam Tip Off Report tells me of a Logistics Position for Recap Distribution. Supposedly operating in Finland, all the money seems to flow to Russia. It’s a simple enough scam – You take a job as a ‘Receivables Clerk’. Packages arrive and you send them on to another address. Money comes in to

Job Scams ⋅ 12 Feb/2013

Hey buddy, what password are you using?

SplashData.com recently published the following information regarding the most popular 2012 passwords on the web. The ranking was based on password information from compromised accounts posted by hackers online. The article was also featured on blogs.avg.com. This year, the list is back! So it’s time to see how, if at all, users have learned their

Email Scams ⋅ 8 Jan/2013