CONGRATULATIONS FROM BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT

Because obviously BMW are going to hold a draw from a bunch of random emails and send me a shiny new car and a whole stack of cash. Or maybe they aren’t. One wonders why the “BM” Lottery Department” who are allegedly based in Los Angeles in the USA would hold a lottery that is ...
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Michael Brian 3

This response was posted on a Facebook group that I belong to.  I don’t know where the original job advert was posted, nor do I know what it said. This is clearly a scam, so my online alter ego is going to email and see what response is received. I’m suspecting that the scammer will ...
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NOTIFICATION: TREAT AS URGENT.

Did you notice the email address that this ridiculous bit of spam came from? info @ troyer.org Now you’d think such an impressive firm of solicitors as “D-Troyer & Gani Fawhemi Co” would have an equally impressive website, wouldn’t you?  It’s awesome – not.  It doesn’t exist – they don’t have a website. Why not?  ...
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Like making money and giving to a well-deserved charity?

This is NOT a charity.  It is an illegal pyramid scheme.  Your “donation” is not being given to charity, it is being given back to other suckers who paid in – and that’s assuming that draws are ever held. The “prizes” are funded by fellow members, the classic pyramid scheme. Nowhere in all this ridiculous ...
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PURCHASE ORDER

I you click on “reply” to this email – look who it is really going to – disticaret@carlaverde-tr.com. This email did NOT come from the address it claims to come from – the sender address has been “spoofed”.  Ie, the sender address is fake.  In fact that happened to me just a few days ago.  ...
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Wowcher, Groupon

Wowcher, Groupon
For some time I’ve noticed that the, so called, bargains promoted on sites such as Wowcher and Groupon are often anything but bargains. If you are tempted, do your research.  The prices they claim to be discounted from are often fake. A few months ago a very tempting deal was offered on a memory foam ...
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New notice to Appear in Court

Ooh look, I have to appear in court.  No mention of which court, or why. NEVER open a .zip attachment unless you are 100% certain that you are expecting someone to send you a file in that format.  They almost invariably contain a trojan or other malware. Just delete this. Dear <My name>, You have ...
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We need your help!

We need your help!
It seems PayPal need my help.  Or do they? ALL real emails from Paypal include your full, registered name.  This one doesn’t even try to use my name. If you click on the link it takes you to https://www.int-webservices.com/webapps/3b4cc/websrc That definitely isn’t the PayPal website address.  Once there, of course, they want your username and ...
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Support Help Desk.

Support Help Desk.
Be ware of this scammer who wants your email username and password.  The email claims to come from “Support Help Desk”.  Which help desk?  Whose support? Ever curious, my friend Roger the Rabbit opened the attached .pdf file and followed the link.  (Don’t do this at home guys, just delete the email.) My Rabbit friend ...
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HELLO GOOD FRIEND REPLY BACK

It never ceases to amaze me how much spare money there is floating around in the Bank of Nigeria.  The country must be mega rich.  It’s inhabitants must all be millionaires. Or maybe not. Perhaps this idiot is just another scammer who, for some obscure reason, thinks that telling me he has money in Nigeria ...
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