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Short review of thelotter.com

Short review of thelotter.com

Before we discuss thelotter.com below, we would like to make the point that not all online lottery or lotto services are scams or even questionable. If you would like to play lottos online, we recommend playing at Ladbrokes. Ladbrokes is a well-known and reputable...
Fake University Degree Scam

Fake University Degree Scam

Straits Times journalist from Singapore, Lim Yee Hung reported in a newspaper article that he received two university degrees last week. One is an associate degree in Criminal Justice and the other is a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. It took him just one week...
ATM Machine Scam

ATM Machine Scam

Check out this video on ATM Machine Scam. The scam is about placing a “shell” reader over the usual ATM card reader. So when a victim pushes in his card, it goes through the “shell” and before the actual reader. For more details, click on the...
Operaen – Domain Buying Scam

Operaen – Domain Buying Scam

In the recent months, there have been several reports of domain name scam from someone called “Jon Hegglund”. In summary, they will ask you for the domain price and thereafter ask the domain name to be appraised by a domain name appraisal service of their...
South African 2010 World Cup Bid Lottery Award

South African 2010 World Cup Bid Lottery Award

Any good or bad event can be used as the background story for a scam, even when it sounds so ridiculous. The best thing is that they have used email addresses from eBay, Yahoo and webmail.co.za, my goodness. —– Attached —–Return-path:...
Is this a Scam: PartnerWithPaul.com

Is this a Scam: PartnerWithPaul.com

This website offers tips on how he made more than a million dollars online. — Extract 1–“Unlike other “work at home” sites that rely on bogus testimonials and fake screenshots to try to get you to buy their junk, I’ve given you...
Make 5000 Euro using Paypal

Make 5000 Euro using Paypal

There is this email running around with an attachment teaching how to make money using viral marketing techniques selling nothing. It is like one of those “get rich quick”, or if they didn’t say you are going to be rich, then it is a...
Lottery Scam: The Ford Foundation Donation

Lottery Scam: The Ford Foundation Donation

Hot Scam Specifications:Scam Type: 419 Scam (Lottery Scam)Likely Fake Names: Mrs. Claudia Lauren, Offer Type: Donation by Ford Foundation (fake)Winning Amount: 500,000 GBPStoryline: These specific Donations/Grants will be awarded to 100 lucky...
Lottery Scam: RANGE ROVER AUTOMOBILE LOTTERY

Lottery Scam: RANGE ROVER AUTOMOBILE LOTTERY

Hot Scam Specifications: Scam Type: Lottery Scam (419 Scam variant)Fake Names: Mr David Correlas Lottery Name: RANGE ROVER AUTOMOBILE LOTTERY Lottery Winnings: 500,000 GBPScammer Location: United KingdomScammer Email: davidcorrelas01@live.com,...
Dating Verification Scam

Dating Verification Scam

We received this report about some dating verification scam. Dating scams aren’t new but we would like to highlight that scammers aren’t stupid to give you a trace to their real identity, regardless if it is a website or their facebook account. Unless the...
Lottery Scam: Western Union Public Relations

Lottery Scam: Western Union Public Relations

Fake Names: Dr. David MooreOffer Type: Lottery WinningsWinning Amount: $250,000 GBPStoryline: You won a lottery which you did not joinScammer Location: Claimed to be IrelandScammer Email: desmond_ani07@yahoo.co.uk, info@microsoft.com Since when it became a...

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