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I received this email ‘from’ a colleague the other day: Subject: We invite you to work in your spare time for 100 Eur per hour We invite you to work in the remote assistant position. This work takes 2-3 hours per week and requires absolutely no investment. The essence of this work for incoming client requests in your city. The starting salary is about 2500 EUR per month + bonuses. […]
Scam Call 6: Keyboard Shenanigans (4th July 2012)
This was a great one – I got the caller so wound up he actually told me to f-off! Sadly my mobile got a call so the last minute or so wasn’t recorded. I paraphrased the missing audio though at the end of the video. Other highlights were going through every letter on the keyboard until I found the ‘flag’ key he wanted me to press.
Scam Call 5: Microsoft? Windows? Creative Solutions Online?
This was an early morning call and it caught me off guard. However I mumbled something about ‘having to do something’ (i.e. set the phone recording) and asked them to start again saying who they were. Throughout the call they couldn’t make up their mind what company they were calling from. The highlight though was being asked if I had a false leg! For info they called from: 004588632589 and […]
Microsoft Scammer Confused by Dreamweaver on a Mac
The scam calls are coming in thick and fast at the moment! This time I thought I’d start from the outset as being a Mac user – we don’t have the same icons as Windows users so this throws the caller to the point where he had to get his supervisor! Enjoy!
Most Useless Computer Scammer?
It’s been a few months since I had a computer scam call but today’s experience was something new. The caller was completely useless and it was clear they weren’t paying any attention to what I was saying and to what they were supposed to be doing… Maybe I should give them some credit though, it might have been their first day at work and I was being unduly hard on […]
Another Phone Scam – This One Was Fun!
It’s been a while since I recorded a phone scammer but I had another one today. I missed the first 30 seconds or so as I was fumbling with my iPhone to find the SoundCloud app which it appears I’ve managed to delete. Or Mini-MaFt has deleted… So I quickly launched up the Voice Memo app and hit record. The results of my entertaining call from 009806553210 are below. It’s […]
Recording The Scammers
I managed to record a scam call today. I admit that it wasn’t my best work, I didn’t even get to tell them I was on a Mac and I know their tricks… But still, it was a first attempt and I think I was concentrating more on getting it recorded than actually dealing with them. I do like to think though that because of me wasting their time for […]
New Scamming Technique (But It’s Still Obvious!)
I’ve not seen one like this before… They’re basically admitting to being scammers but because they only ask for $600 it is somehow OK…: Dearest one, PLEASE STOP DEALING WITH THOSE PEOPLE/OFFICE…. My name is Mrs. Mary Susan Derrick. I am an US citizen, I am one of those that were scammed by Nigerian scam artist 4 years ago and i received a compensation notification from the Joakin compensation house […]
Warning: Current Phone Scam
I would hope that most of my friends and family would be savvy enough not to fall for something like this but, just in case, here’s a brief overview of an attempted scam some Indian bloke just tried. He wasn’t alone either, as I could clearly hear at least two other people in the background.