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 […]
Swoopo, BidRivals (and other Penny Auction sites) – Are they a Scam?
My answer is ‘Probably Yes‘! These sites (and there are plenty of copycats) appear to operate as eBay-type auctions, but they have several important differences which people need to be aware of: The main one being, unlike eBay, when the auction ends, it doesn’t! These are not real, fair auctions like you’d expect – you […]
The Microsoft Lottery – NOT!
All my troubles are over… I’ve won the Microsoft Lottery. But I wonder – Does Bill know? A Votre Amaible Attention , Nous Avons Le Plaisir De Vous Annoncer Que Vous Etes Lâ€™un Des Heureux Gagnants De La Bill Gates Foundation Lotery For Internet Expansion In The World Dont Le SiÃ¨ge Social Ce Trouve […]
Richard and Judy – Cheesy Competition Scam
UK Broadcaster Channel 4 faces damaging allegations that the Richard And Judy show is systematically cheating viewers out of tens of thousands of pounds in a premium-rate phone quiz scam. The phone in number goes up and thousands of people call in on a premium rate phone number, paying Â£1.00 ($2.00) to enter the competition. […]
Green Card Lottery Scam (DV-2006-2007)
Here’s the latest example of this nasty scam preying,as usual, on those members of society with probably the least to lose. The US Government, as you may not be aware, makes available 50,000 permanent resident visas annually, drawn from random selection among all entries to persons who meet strict eligibility requirements from countries with low […]