Category: banking

  • Who or What is BobBear?

    In my infrequent callouts to other websites that  (like Scamdex) were  created out of the blind fury experinced by seeing bad people taking money from good people, I have another site for you to take notice of. But first, a recap: When Scamdex started in 2004, there were very few sites about scams and Internet […]

  • Gringotts Bank Business Opportunity – Harry Potter Spoof Email

    In a lighter vein, here’s one I knocked up myself – guess what I’m reading at the moment! Though seems unsolicited, this owlmail is a business proposal to you. I appreciate the fact that you have every reason to be suspension, please note this proposal is very real. I will employ you to read it […]

  • Hang Seng Bank Shares the Wealth!

    My new friend, Patrick – I Love this guy – he contacts me out of the blue – he’s a high-up in the Hang Seng Bank and yet he find me, despite my never (to my knowledge) having given anyone the slightest idea that I am interested in helping move large amounts of money about […]

  • Insurance Scam Job with tortured bizspeak free!

    Here’s a cute one – of course it’s our old friend the ‘transaction processing clerk’ scam, gussied up a little to be an insurance invoicer/reimburser. What caught my eye was the amusing biz speak which looks like it’s been through the Dialectizer, a website that has been around for years, that will translate any text […]

  • Mystery Shopper Scam – How and Why it works

    Here’s a little email I receive quite often – I assumed these were scams, but never got round to ionvestigating them until now.  from a Javier Hines [] email address, but wants replies to Michael Bernard []. Irvine, CA 92604-3703 Thank you for your interest in the Mystery Shopper position. Our company conducts surveys and […]

  • Wall Street Bail-out Scam Email Joke

    As reported in the Washington Post’s “The Trail‘ section, here’s an email that’s making the rounds in Washington, and now, the rest of the world. No one is claiming authorship, but the ‘trail’ seems to start at the SEC. Enjoy! Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with […]

  • Lawyers get Scammed Too!

    It seems that even ‘those who should know better’ are fair game when it comes to the ubiquitous email scam – lawyers are being targeted for particularly high stakes, on-off counterfeit check scams, solicited via email. The California Bar Journal has provided a nice graphic to show how the scam works. In a recent example, […]

  • Monthly round up of scams. July 2008

    The scam that inspired a poem WalesOnline – United Kingdom I JOINED our local OAP group last year and was asked to bring along my favourite poem. Not having an interest in poetry or having a book of poems meant I was in quite a quandary. However, the day before the meeting I received a […]