Finally! I got a "loan offer" from a Jennifer Ebele, so I asked her to provide more detail about her little scam. She actually responded, claiming to be "government accredited," and so on, "under the protection" of such-and-such a "license," which is never the case. If these scammers have two nickels to rub together, they were both stolen. This entry is located here, and there are five different loan scam videos here. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
I had categorized European lottery scams by country, until I realized I didn't have a lot of each, so I consolidated it all into "Europe," which already had some in it. Anyway, this one appears to come from Italy, and is probably really from Nigeria. The entry will be linked in the upper right hand corner here for awhile, and a good video about foreign lottery scams is located here, from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. They have some others as well, about different kinds of scams. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
Got another "New York Traffic Ticket" in my spambox, and I haven't been in NY in several years. It's not really a ticket, of course, it's just a scammer who wants us to open an attached piece of malware. I've downloaded it to my zip drive before, and have found that it's a trojan. It's this trojan that is supposed to be the "ticket," so that anyone who is unwary might open it. They just say to send the "ticket" with payment to some P.O. Box in "Chatham," but otherwise don't give a city, state, or zip (postal) code below. If you get this piece of spam, do not download anything! This entry is linked here, and is in the lower left hand corner. Here's a good video from a lady who covers this scam and a few others; eleven minutes. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
For more info about powering a car with water, see the link below (Yes, you can).
With domain names about as long as you need them these days, and with most URLs even longer, short URL utilities are popping up all over the web, such as tiny.cc. Many scammers aren't very good with computers though, and about all they know how to do with them is e-mail. Not to brag, but I have an associates degree in IT, so I'm pretty comfortable with them. Some scammers are better with them than I am, however.
Just like an FTP client that you can set up on your computer to transfer files with, you can also setup an HTML client to share information, rather than signing up for webhosting service. This means that once such a client is installed, people can find your machine's public content on the internet using your IP address, and scammers have taken advantage of short URLs to do just that. Fortunately, the company or person running the short URL domain can as easily disable those links as well as any other.
You can see what's going on here with the scam-mail I copied and pasted to this link. When you see the fzy.co link, go ahead click on it (it's safe, otherwise the scammer wouldn't be able to steal any money for very long), and then pay attention to your address bar. It's a link which leads to 188.8.131.52. Then just don't send him any money, and close the link. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
I think I get more of these next-of-kin scams than any other, but with this one, I Googled for Tatsuo Tanaka, and couldn't find him listed in any of the "exposing scams" sites like this one anywhere. I'm assuming this one was made up fairly recently, and figured it was time to get it indexed in the search engines. Mr. Tanaka himself, of course, knows nothing about any of this. This entry will be located here for a little while, in the upper right hand corner, along with a photo of the real Tatsuo Tanaka. Here are some next-of-kin scam vids. Please follow me on Twitter @inscamerated. Thank You!
My name is Gary, and I live in the Midwestern United States. This site is intended to expose the frauds and scams that are so pervasive on the internet, especially today. One hundred per- cent of the e-mails you get that promise you millions are never, ever real. They'll tell you they're "dying," trying to gain your sympathy. They're not dying, they're lying. Click Here for the "Dying" scams. Don't fall for it, and never send them any money, no matter what they tell you. Oh, and good luck hacking this website. It's got a nice strong password on it.