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Now this is believeable spam

Friday, October 8th, 2010

I just received this email, not one word has been changed: My name is Captain Matthew Stamford of the US Marine corps stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, I found some money stashed in a couple of barrels while on patrol ($2,000,000.00) I need someone to help me move it to a safer place, please have it in mind that there is no danger involved. You may contact me on matt_stam57@yahoo.com.hkso that I can provide you with details. This sounds like a bad movie plot, it is a well known fact that there are oil barrels lying all over Afghanistan. It stands […]

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Possible Scam Alert

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

The office manager at BOB got an email requesting us to update our DNS information. This isn’t really my main line of work but when I got around to it I looked carefully and the domains involved didn’t seem to correspond to our webhost or the people we have buildingopportunities.org registered with…

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Another PayPal Scam

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

First off, I’m not a PayPal fan, but it is often necessary to use eBay. I remember eBay before they bought PayPal, but I digress. Every now and then I get an email from PayPal asking me to jump through hoops. They are never happy with me, however it is just this situation the unscrupulous hope to take advantage of…

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About those Nigerian cyber scams

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Apparently, “White people are too gullible. They are rich, and whatever I gyp them out of is small change to them.” That’s the pull quote from SEO Black Hat and CNN. It’s good to know entire generation of con artists are being groomed in the third world. I’ve seen this first hand in my travels. The older generation lack the English skills to pull off really elaborate scams they just try to overcharge or direct you to a friends/relatives business for a referral fee. I used some internet cafes in Cambodia and I was very aware of the possibility of […]

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