Iraq Oil – The Spoils of Victory

In 1999, when Dick Cheney was CEO of Halliburton, he asked the rhetorical question 'Where is the oil to come from?' and then gave the answer 'The Middle East, with two thirds of the world's oil and the lowest cost, is still where the prize ultimately

Another dmoz complaint

As you can see, I am quite disturbed that dmoz.org is the defacto and free directory on the internet, where getting listed is a painful, or rather "one-sided process". One-sided meaning that my submission never gets listed. I had also mentioned that

Puppy Scams Hit Norfolk, UK

The best place to buy pets are your local pet shops. Craigslist have also issued a general warning not to buy something from strangers on the internet, especially when you can't meet up with them. Norfolk police have received a number of calls from c

Destroy all Spyware!

Using the Internet can be a wonderfully rewarding and enjoyable experience. The only problem is that it can also open your computer up to infection with spyware. Although most of us regularly hear and viruses and trojans through the media, spyware c

Basics of Successful Web Design

The world of internet has changed the way information is accessed. The internet is known as the information superhighway. The World Wide Web mostly gained momentum after 1990s and especially after the world famous search engine Google appeared on the

Internet Explorer 7.0 Scam

Several of our 1,323,472 email addresses (setup just to perform spam+scam email mining) received an email from a scammer to download the latest Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0. The link goes to a site something like secure01xxx.com(?). We still have

US$20 million from Lucas of Zimbabwe

What about the US$20 million? You will be getting 20% of that if you help Mr Lucas with his problem. That is US$4 million, much better than eating worms and running through obstacles in Survivor Series... ------------------Return-path: [lucasfamily

Cheap OEM Softwares?

We are getting these spam mails almost everyday, selling expensive so -called OEM softwares at a great discounted price. This business of piracy has basically 3 groups (in hotscams.com definition). Type 1, they are geniune OEM Softwares seller but

Support for HotScams.com

No no no, we are not asking for donations. It takes quite some effort to publish articles, reports and answering to some interesting questions. So we would appreciate if you can help spread the words about our site, or even comment on some of the scams reported by any...

War Declared on Scams

Look at what we found, “Papillion, NE – April 29, 2007 – D. Bennett Services (www.bennettsafelist.com) launches their professionally dedicated web listing of (memberships only) businesses, qualified through evaluation, screening, and BBB review,...

Making Net-surfing as Easy as Pie

I think the Internet is a blessing to the twenty-first century. It fixes us with people all over the world. It allows us to view information that we would otherwise be unable to read. Using it is probably easier than "easy as pie". And one of the thi

Complaint on Pandora-DIY – Updated

HotScam.com search and reports the hottest scam, news, videos and reports on the internet - lottery scam, inheritance scam, pet scam, lover scam, phishing scam, commercial scam, job scam and more scams

Dubai US$17.5million Scam

The following is the full letter with header:Return-path: arif_shaikh@mail2world.comDelivery-date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 12:09:27 -0700Received: from [217.165.124.205] (helo=2mails1114.com)From: "Mr. Arif Shaikh" [arif_shaikh@mail2world.com]Reply-To: arif

Take the McAfee Anti-Scam Challenge!

(Migrated from News to Blog) We are delighted to find a “Scam Recognition test” at McAfee Advisor. It is a great tool to test if you are easily fooled by phishing site, also your anti-scam knowledge. One of the important skill used is to check the URL,...

We Can Drive Oil Prices Down Now

In America today the average price of gasoline has skyrocketed past $4.00 per gallon with no end in sight. Oil prices have doubled since the end of 2007 with $200 per barrel conceivable within months. Still, no one seems to have a solution. The gover

US$28 million South African Scam

This is a money transfer scam with a total value of US$28million. The scammers promises potential scammees (like you/me) a reward of 20% of the total fund for assisting in the funds transfer. (WOW, rub your eyes harder!)Below is the header of the

Gold Dust Offer 2010

A new gold dust scam email just arrived. This has been around for a very long time, and is also similar to 419 scam. In fact, you will end up paying for nothing, when you expected something they promised in return. Please read our trade secret of how

When The Boss Finds Mold In The Workplace

Mold is a serious problem, not only in homes, but also in the places where we work. Employers and landlords should take special care to make sure their properties are not infested with mold and they should do this not only because the value of the

UK OFT: Forward Scam Mails to help with investigations

HotScam.com search and reports the hottest scam, news, videos and reports on the internet - lottery scam, inheritance scam, pet scam, lover scam, phishing scam, commercial scam, job scam and more scams

Phishing site claiming $1.3 B has been recovered from a Madoff Hideout

Although its a lot of money, only a handful of people (investors) are likely to be affected by this phishing scam. What might happen next are 419 scammers who might make use of similar tactics to lure commoners with stories that "they have found

1 million Euro – EUROPEAN LOTTERY WIN

As usual, the mail header and content for the records.Wow, the return-path for the Euro Lottery is a fake ibm.com email address!! The prize also comes with a free Volkswagen!!! WOW!!!------ Mail Header ------Return-path: <rwbajcwqnq@ibm.com&am

A Pathetic Lost Soul

I was glad to receive this submission as I was running out of joy of receiving funny scam mails. lolWhy do I use this heading? It is simple. If you read the scammer's mail later on, you will find a pathetic Scammer getting mixed up with his person

Spam, Lovely Spam, Wonderful Spam

Do you remember the quote from the Monty Python sketch in 1970. Then it was about canned meat. Spam is nowadays mostly known to be: sending nearly identical messages to a few or thousands (or millions) of recipients by e-mail (Wikipedia). Spam is be

419 Scam: Mr.Tomo Sand Nori

This is the “Japanese” franchise of the 419 scam. There is a reason why many 419 scam mails are very short these days. 1) If the email is too long, it would sound crazy and most people could have rejected it as scam. 2) If its short, and yet SOMEBODY...

419 Scam: Fake Standard Chartered Bank of Ghana

Fake Name: Joy Mensah Offer Type: Money Transfer Transfer Amount: $5.5 million only Storyline: Just another fund transfer scam. Location: Claims to be Ghana Scammer Email: joy2008@saix.net This is a scam. All names and entity mentioned are fake. —–Original...

419 Scam: Fake World Economic Forum

These scammers will fake anybody. Why on earth would WEF give away free money!? This is a 419 scam. ——————— Congratulations!!! (File No:wefd-0101) We are pleased to announce to you that the European...