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 […]
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 Chinese/Japanese that don’t get identified by us, but it’s not so easy to spot them. This one appears to be Turkish, and is presumably about getting some of AYMAN AL ZAWAHIRI’s money: Bey, bana izin ver cunku […]
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 various office jobs, filing, inventorying stuff, converting data from one format to another. You just need to use an application, the price of which they may or may not refund you on your first paycheck. The software […]
Ten Years of Scamdex!
Yes, Scamdex started ten years ago, in 2004! When I started, it was a very simple site, hand-written in Perl and was purely a database of email scams. Now it includes Scam Tip Off Reports and many more emails. I would like to thank my visitors, who mostly arrive via a search engine (mainly Google) […]
Spurious Awards Scam
The “Spurious Award Scam” is a vanity-targetted scam, similar to the “Who’s Who” scam where you are to be honored by inclusion in an index of the Brightest and Best, but in the small print is a small charge for inclusion. This scam ionvolves businesses being ‘awarded’ some supposed honor, involving a certificate, and what […]
Five Reasons Why Nigeria is the Scamstersâ€™ Safe Haven
Youâ€™d think that by now, everybody would know better than to fall for any of the infamous â€œNigerian scams,â€ such as the 419 scams. (The â€œ419â€ 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 […]
“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 […]
WT Duck is the “Nigerian Scam”
Here’s a funny cartoon take on the “Nigerian” Scam (aka 419 scam, Advance Fee Fraud).