Friday, 7 October 2016


Here you will find stuff about Scams.


The Internet is brilliant, except, with the Benefits came the Crud, the Wheedlers, Con Artists and Criminals who use it to cheat People out of Millions every year.

I will use this Post to explain some of them, and some which - unfortunately - sometimes you aren't aware of until you (almost) get involved with them.

Here's one that I discovered literally in that last 24 Hours.........

The THW Scam...........

Here you are invited to join an ever growing Group of 'Researchers' to watch TV. You are asked - apparently, it says here, allegedly, so we're told -  to review said Programs and be paid 'up to $25' a time. Note it says "Up to" not $25, so no Guarantee of a 25 Buck/Quid Gig here then.

Here's what I wrote subscribing to a Scam Reviewers Site about it......

"I signed up to this (unfortunately sometimes you have to to find out anything about it), and it all looked a bit vague. No mention of current Opportunities to subscribe to made me skeptical. This is supposed to be better than YouTube - who have HD Content - while the poor quality Video of ( probably) Actors and Actresses looked suspicious. They have a Newsfeed, but that isn't difficult, while there might be some Movies and TV Shows - but then, neither is that.

The Scam becomes apparent when you see the Certification stuff - quote; "The THWGlobal Online Sales Training and Certification Course cost $995, plus $39.95 monthly for continuing sales, motivational and technical training and education. However, for a very limited time the cost of the system is being discounted to $695, plus $39.95 monthly for our early movers. Once the promotion is over the price will go back to $995."

Shame you have to this, otherwise you get paid in Tokens - the usual Remuneration from many of these Market Research Companies if you just become an lV rather than a Certified lV.

They're trying to recruit 5,000,000 People. If all of them paid that amount they would make $5,875,000,000. You give them that amount of real Money - they might pay you in Tokens and a very ambiguous Work Rate. You're paying them to work for them! Not only that, but they get all that Data - AND your financial details if you decide to do it.

YouTube is free, and it's cheaper to buy a Cable or Satellite Package!"

So, they'd have to give you quite a few "$25" Gigs to repay the amount you give them, while Tokens won't assuage any Credit Card or Finance Company when they want their $1175/1445 back!

Then there was this one.................. based on the 419 Email Scam.

I got an Email from India from a "Widow" who claimed to be that of a wealthy Indian Businessman who wanted to give me - yep GIVE ME - $15,000,000. To achieve this I had to complete a Form and a Declaration stating that the Money was mine - and this was the "official" transfer. This was scanned, signed and sent back to the "Accountant" dealing with the "Widows" "Estate" etc. Then I get an Email from a "Solicitor" who wanted me to send a "Processing Fee" so the Money can be sent via Wire Transfer. This was for $200, which I didn't have - so I said they could deduct this from the "$15,000,000" - or I would even consent to them spending some of it to bring said Monies to the UK and we could go and celebrate our good Fortune! It was here that the Tone completely changed and they got a bit shirty. No less so when I suggested that he lent me the Money and I would repay him once I received this vast Sum.

Hmm, so a "Solicitor" with a few prestigious Clients couldn't find $200 against a guaranteed repayment? An "Accountant" who worked for an "Executive" of the "Reserve Bank of India" - except the Email was sent at about 4AM Indian Time (an "RBI Executive" working those hours?) and was written by what looked like a semi-literate 12 year old? Also, the RBI isn't in New Delhi - it's in Mumbai!

It was here that their Ruse fell apart - and after I Emailed them with some of this I never heard from them again. What suggested to me that they were part of a Network operating this and other 419 Scams  was how nothing appeared in my Inbox from any other "Widows" afterwards.

Also, How many of you have "won" an "Ipod/Ipad/Tablet/Macbook/Laptop/Smartphone" etc, and you fill and send the Form so you can "Claim your Prize"? I've done many of these - and if there are many others who have all I can say is there must be a huge Depot somewhere with "Ipod/Ipad/Tablet/Macbook/Laptop/Smartphones" piled to the Rafters that got lost in the Post! This, I think is just an Email grabbing exercise where the Addresses get sold on to "Widows" in "India" wanting to "give" you "$15,000,000!"

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  1. I'm starting to wonder how much of this supposed 'Make Money online' stuff has more to do with People Manipu....., sorry - 'Management' than actually making any Money online!

  2. Here's an Exchange I had with someone commenting on Scams....

    This was what they had to say...

    "I must say that is a great article. I am a P.I., and have a scam buster website. I have made videos and posted articles about the “Make $3,000.00 a Month Doing Surveys” thing. I think this is a re-hash of that same Clickbank product. Selling information is not a scam, but the misleading sales copy with fake testimonials makes it a scam. Truth is that most people will see little to no money from these things. Women seem to fit the bill more then men, especially if they are stay at home moms. What people fail to realize is everytime they answer a few questions to “qualify” they have just taken a survey and did not get paid. These people also have these things linked to CPA offers, so when they give you a few points or pennies to sign up for a free trial, they get paid. This is a great little scam they have going here, and I have all but giveen up on reporting these things. I have come to the conclusion that nmost looking for easy money are too lazy to take action, or do a little research on their own, sad, but true."

    Here was my Response.....

    I think that’s insulting to anyone trying to make a Living online. As a supposed Scam Busting Blogger you know as well as anyone that sitting at a Computer for Hours trying to find something that works isn’t being “lazy” at all. It’s People trying to find an Opportunity in an uncertain Economy and increasing Unemployment – and heck, if someone offered you a “PI” Job for the sort of Money these Sites claim to offer are you telling us you wouldn’t take it?

    As for not doing their “Research” again, as a “PI” you must be aware of Consumer Law and how it affects Retail. The Internet is like a huge Shop – and while I wouldn’t expect to continuously have to go into a Supermarket with Scales, a Measuring Jug and Chemistry Set to ensure Food and Drink complies with Weights and Measures and does or doesn’t contain those Additives I also shouldn’t have to do same with Online Products. The Onus isn’t on the Consumer it’s on the Search Engine People to ensure Scams don’t reach the Customer. A Shop Owner would be in breach of Contract if they sold Stuff that wasn’t as described. If you knowingly lent your Car to someone who was going to commit a Crime you are an Accessory after the Fact. If these ultra-wealthy Internet People can’t employ a department to check Scams then there’s an Area of Law that need addressing.

  3. If an Attorney General was to convene the Owners of these Multi-Billionaire Internet Companies (Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, AoL etc) and told them that they should dip into that huge Profit Margin and use the Computer Resources they already have to research Scams or have their Trading License revoked - even go to Gaol - Scams would disappear very quickly. Supermarkets employ People to research Products long before they ever reach the Customer - why shouldn't they?

  4. I'll have to add the supposed "Free Stuff" Scam here too....

    This is where you try and download a Program - only to end up with loads of Surveys - which seem endless - and then your Spam Folder fills up with all sorts of Junk. The thing is this "Free Stuff" isn't anything - apart from being eligible to win something in a Draw. Which could mean nothing.

    There was this supposed "Free Apple I Phone" - apparently packed and ready to dispatch - and you only had to pay £2. The thing is, you aren't paying that £2 fro the Phone, you are subscribing to some online Radio Station, and in very very fine, almost illegible Print that turns into a huge double Figure Payment automatically debited from your Account. Other "Free Stuff" turns into a Phone Call from someone selling you a Lottery Syndicate for £39 a Month - and on it goes. I spoke to someone who does Market Research - and they said they were nothing to do with this sort of thing. Maybe they aren't, maybe they are - but at least they wore a Laminate to show you who they were, what they did and that they were a Researcher - and no-one asking for any Money either!

    In fact I might bundle up some of this Email and forward it to the Trading Standards Office, while maybe some of it is in contact with some of these People you see here - with those horrible Smart Phones, wafting around one of the biggest Scams of all - Portishead!

    People who are obviously paid a Retainer to be like they are - while another Yippie Scam Artist was probably someone I worked with on our Project 27 Years ago..... and I'm not kissing that!

    "Free Stuff"......

    Why would I want to give someone (and you have to read the very feint Print) a Subscription of something like $90 a year to listen to an online Radio Station (the Unfree in the supposedly 'free' Apple iphone) when I could buy a World band Radio for about $10 and listen to all of that for free forever? I could buy a Smartphone from Amazon for about £40!

    Why would I want to give someone £39 a Month for a Bunch of Numbers that might or might not appear in a Lottery Draw when I could buy a Ticket for a £? I'd be better off playing Black Jack or Craps anyway - the Odds are far better and Cards and Dice much cheaper.

    (Sigh) I remember when my Grandmother used to save Milk Bottle Tops for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Ahhh, that Age of Innocence, until they built a Piazza with Silver Balls!

    And that's where you almost have to meet the Yippie Scam Artists....

    Maybe Donald Trump would like to get Revenge on our Behalf on those People. This is what Obama's supposed 'New Age' Government Spawned.

    Thugs in Kaftans....

  5. Just to emphasize this here's a Link to what I call Intellectual Property The..., sorry, Market Research, which 'offers' the usual probably non-existent Junk (Iphones, Ipads, Gift Cards, supposed Lottery Syndicates etc) and a Competition to win this factitious Stuff.

    If you signed up to all of this - erm - "Free Stuff" your Account would probably be debited about £200 a Month.

    Shame the Anti-Spam Regulations means that while this Scam can be sent I can't Email People promoting this so they don't get scammed by it isn't it!

  6. But then, when the supposed respectable Media is not much more than a Scam these days, marketing is full of Cyberthugs, and their Cronies here - with those horrible little Smartphones, sending them their Instructions - and the Stinkernet is probably about 90% Scam how can Honesty prevail? Scamtown - the supposed Model Community - hmmmm??????

    Culture? Trying not to laugh - and how much of all this is about Social Control than anything else? I've just watched another Scambot Video - and hasn't that Fiverr.Com Actor been in others?

  7. Here's something that's very intriguing - whether it's via Scams or just Numbers....

    I have used a Supermarket twice in recent Days and both times I've ended up with a symmetrical Price at the Till. The first one was particularly sinister - £1.91, which in the context of a certain Terrorist Organisation looks very ominous. What Date does that look like? I got p****** off with this and said "Effing Terrorists" before I left. The second one was when I was charged £1.21. At this I said "Not again" and grabbed something else to break up the Symmetry. How does this keep happening - irrespective of what you buy? Does this suggest that Al Qaida are found in the Numbers? Osama Bin Laden - Garbage and Full Houses huh! Either that or it's a Ruse to get you to spend more Money than you might!

    That Number appeared elsewhere in an Account Number for a Bank - except it was the straight forward 911.

    What's the Probability of choosing random Items in a Shop and that happening?

    Oh, and then, there's this scabby Article that Ginger Spices Screws of the World Published about 12 years ago - and a Copper from Birmingham!

    And I'm still going to delete the Word "Well" from the Dictionary Sarah. How's Rachel by the way?

    I wouldn't be so bad if there was any real Money involved in some of this. They're just meaningless Numbers on a Computer Screen..... with a very wrong Subtext.

  8. Here's something that isn't necessarily a Scam in the conventional sense - but feels like you have been scammed.....

    I'm dealing with one of these little Finance Merchants - and make a Deposit. They have this weird and I don't mind saying - intrusive - new addition to their Website which asks what the Money is for. You have 2 choices - and I opt for one of them. I see my Account Balance and it is showing that I have XXXXGBP in it. Great, I then try and do what I need to do with it - only to continually have the Transaction declined. This happens many times - and I don't know why - after all, I have enough Money in the Account to do this.

    Eventually I phone them up and am told that they operate a dual Account System and Money form one is separate from that of another. Oh, - hmmm - nothing on the Website to tell you this, nothing on the Account Dashboard to either! Right, so could you transfer all Monies in the Account to one of the Sub Accounts so I have the correct Balance to proceed? Yes - I am told - and it has to be referred to their Senior Department - and "Escalation" they tell me. They say they're going to do this and I will receive a confirmation Email when they have.

    I check my Mail - and find they haven't, phone them and am told that they can't do this. This contradicts what I was told about 12 Hours earlier. They they get very condescending and tell me to spend the Money on... etc I remind them that it is my Money NOT theirs and request a Refund. This also has to be referred to their Senior Department - rather than initiated there and then. Why even bother calling their Customer Support Department if they can't seem to do anything?

    several things need saying here....

    1 - They should be saying all this on the Website - but aren't.
    2 - There should be a Facility where WE can do the Transfer - not have to phone them asking them to do it - it's OUR Money NOT theirs.
    3 - They need to get their Script right - and have a Policy of Consistency rather than being told one thing by one and another by the other.
    4 - They should have an unconditional Refund Policy for People who have been inconvenienced by all this.
    5 - They introduced this System to "Help" People - except it isn't helping anyone - the very many Phone Calls they are getting about it proves this.

    For example; I've checked my Balance before I went to the Shop. I buy Stuff making sure the amount won't exceed the Balance. I try and use their Debit Card only to have it declined, and we try this several times - the same thing happening and you don't know why. The growing queue of other Customers see what is happening, so do the Staff - and at the end - the Stuff you were going to buy has to be returned. You go home and you haven't been able to buy any Food!

    You then make the Phone Call!

  9. Here's where it starts looking a bit scammy....

    These Sub-Accounts have different Amounts - one considerably more than the the other - except it's the Latter which does what you need it for. Instead of them transferring Money to it from the other Sub-Account they ask you to deposit into it. This seems like a convenient way of making People deposit with them doesn't it - while their difficult to obtain Refund Policy makes it difficult to reclaim that Money - so you might deposit it with that Latter. Why can't they just transfer what they already have instead of you depositing from an external Source. I'm starting to think I might have sent Money to that Latter anyway - and how it ended up with the former is a question for them.

    Why can you pay into it is Seconds with a Debit Card for which you get charged when they can't reciprocate similarly, but trying to reclaim it involves IBAN Numbers and several Days for it to be transferred to the original Bank Account that Card is linked with?

    If I was in any Branch of a High Street Bank and wanted to transfer Money from a Deposit to Current Account - even a Credit Card - I can do so even though they are separate Accounts with different Statements, Cards, paying in Systems, Numbers etc.

    What if we were in a Casino (although I avoid them) and this happened? The other Guests start seeing you as a Schmuck while the Croupier would discreetly call the Floor Manager and you might have to go into their Office to explain why you are trying to buy your Stake with non-existent Money.

  10. Here's an Idea that might create some Work for People.....

    Work from Home Jobs? How about Facebook, Google, YouTube, MSN, Yahoo, Twitter etc create an App that People can sign up to which records login/logout time and they work on a Laptop from anywhere going through Scam after Scam using the usual Wording associated with them - noting the URL of each - and then passing them on to some sort of Admin - who then sends a generic Email to those doing it telling them to delete Stuff promoting them? Considering how much Internet Companies make they could pay them a decent hourly rate to do this!

  11. Here's something that's awesome and puts this Country to shame in its chronic designer Inertia when it came to Scammers - or protecting its Citizens against them.

    This means that American Judiciary has taken a zero-tolerance Attitude about Scammers - and if one State Attorney General does this the other 49 probably soon will. That you don't have to be wealthy to do it - they will do it for you - and maybe even obtain Compensation for the Aggrieved. That last bit is also important because it also means that - unlike the rare Circumstances where a Scammer is prosecuted elsewhere and the proceeds merely disappear into the legal System - the Victims gain recompense. While the Government in Britain abolished a large Chunk of Legal Aid and those Dinner Party Socialists - with all those Barristers and QC's - seemed conspicuously acquiescent, so called Consumer Affairs Media only seems to represent a certain Demographic, other Areas of Medialand regard it as a Game of Football or something, the State that took on Al Capone seems to give a Damn about the People the "People" in the Legalese means.

    That because Scams are going on on the Internet somehow renders them immune no longer applies, and I think that maybe writing about it and clarifying what being scammed online means might have contributed towards what is now happening in America. That whether you are robbed in the Street in Illinois - or remotely scammed by someone there - the Ramifications are the same. That Scammers operating on Websites with impunity, even after People have skilfully proved that it's a Scam, is like a Robbery going on on CCTV and no-one doing anything about it. Now - thanks to Lisa Madigan and her Team - that no longer applies.

  12. Here's something that needs saying after many Forays into YouTube.

    You might have seen one of the many Commercials on YouTube by People claiming to have made huge amounts of Money through this, that or the other, while all of them will at some Stage require you to to send Money or subscribe in some way or other to some 'Program'. Information is as valuable as Money these days so even if you aren't giving anyone any Cash you could be giving them something maybe more valuable.

    What to need to ask is this ......

    If these People have made so much Money why are they advertising on YouTube at all? Surely, if they had they'd be buying Airtime on TV and Radio and Column Inches in Classified Sections of print Media, wouldn't they? The thing is, if they did they would be subject to a very strict Code set by People like the Advertising Standards Authority and their equivalents elsewhere.

    So, while HD Video might be available to anyone who can also access a Weblink, and although they might make all these Claims in their Vids - there doesn't have to be any Substance to any of it!

  13. While there are obvious Scams, which directly try and appropriate your Money, there are others which scam you of your Time and Energy. Most of these are Bulshit Websites, made up on the Hoof by People who don't even need to write HTML. You then get lots of Email which is full of Subtext. I will copy and paste one of these (after I've blocked the Sender) with a dissection of what it is, what it really means, and a Commentary of the Subtext. I used to edit Tape to BBC Radio Standard, so will apply the same Technique. I'll also elaborate on the Event Backdrop.

  14. Here's an Example of a more recent Scam. People who hire temporary Numbers like you might a Domain. Most Android based Phones connect with a Site that has a Database of updated Scam or Spam Callers that will say "Incoming suspected Spam".


  15. Here's another one, and rather like all of them, the Caller's Accent doesn't tally with the Numbers Area Code.


  16. Meanwhile, here's a regular Scam which is derived from the PayPal Email Scam. This was when the Scammer emailed you wanting you to "resubmit' your Account Details, except you aren't sending them along with Financial Information to PayPal. You are sending them to a Scammer. The HTML might look very similar to the genuine Website but it isn't. This one is sent via Text and the Link connects with a Page that even contains the PayPal Copyright.

    "You sent a payment for 20.14 GBP To James Hitchin. If you don't recognise this transaction check here"

  17. And here's another Scam, hiding behind a foreign Phone Number .....


    Suffice to say that if it was legit why is it using a 'for hire' Phone Number? It's a Crypto-Currency Scam and when something similar called a while ago I asked which Currency they recommended would increase in value they quoted one that didn't exist!

  18. Here's a persistent little So and So ..


  19. Here's today's Nuisance ......


  20. Today's Telephonic Pest .....


    Call it back a recorded American Accent tells you the Number isn't in service! Weird, considering an 0203 Code is London.

    Is this "London Calling" or something ......... Brother?

  21. Yet another one ......


    Most Smartphones have a default App that connects to a Database of Numbers which have been recorded as Spam. Thus, this one appeared as such.

  22. Here are today's Tele Stalkers ......


  23. Now it seems, these supposed Trading Companies double up as Adderley Garage , Market Drayton, and Jesters, Croydon. At least that's what Smartphones tell you they are!


    I'll give 'em 10 out of 10 for multi-tasking!!!!!

  24. What they are doing is using these Numbers as a Host. Unlike when they use available Numbers - presumably the Host has to pay for the Call. Considering how these Companies suffer from verbal Diarrohea when they try to convince you about their Scam that might amount to quite a lot each Quarter. Not only is it a Nuisance for those who receive them, it's also a Hassle for those they use!

  25. Oh, and maybe Zuckerberg could tell us what a "Developer Alert" is.

    Don't know what's worse. The Scammers who stalk the Internet or the toxic Geeks in it!

  26. Here's today's Tele-nuisance .....


    Phoned 3 times. Maybe they're the - erm 'Tobacconist' mentioned elsewhere. The Fag Fairy who leaves 3 Cigarettes. Maybe they also do Coins to buy them and Chewing Gum as Breath Freshener afterwards.

  27. The Fact that almost all these Numbers appear as Spam should be a Cause for Concern. A Question that could be extended to any 'Management' is how much of it is attributable to them?

  28. I've since had confirmation that some of these Scams are linked to some of these People. When a Spammer phones it appears as an "incoming suspected Spam Call". I declined the Call, it called again, I declined it again, it rang yet again - I answered it telling them to fuck off and can't they get the Hint, I disconnect the Call, it rings again, I answer it. Then we have a "Conversation" except they don't realize they are talking to someone who can read Subtext. The Subtext here not only connected the Spam with People I've met recently, but also with some of those People from 30 years ago. Not only have I got a potential Scam on the Phone, those I've been meeting recently have been lying as well as patronising. They're like bit part Actors in the Scam called Portishead!

    Also, if I get a Phone Call from the Virgin Islands at about 6PM the time at their end would be 10PM. Who employs these People to work those Hours? Intriguing considering the Caller used 2 Numbers, one in Tiverton, Devon the other Henley on Thames!

  29. Here are today's Telephonic Pains in the Proverbial ......

    01952899553 called 9 times in succession

    01684491940 called 8 times

    And I never realized I was that desirable!


  30. The Conjouror's Sleeve (where we get a Glance up the Magicians Sleeve to see how they do it)

    Here's another Tele Stalker .....

    Whoever does it knows there are Websites where People report Scam, Spam and nuisance Phone Calls. They write something on one or some of them, phone People with the above Number, who then refer to the Site and read what they posted, Wallah, instant Psyche Warfare fake News!

    Companies employ People to manipu..... Sorry, work with Social Media, this is exactly the same.

    Wonder if the Number belongs to someone heard but not seen called 'John' who likes to make things "permanent"!

  31. Beware of Internet Ads or Listings (eBay, Gumtree, Property Sites etc) that don't show Photos of Interiors. Have more Caution if they say "Serious Buyers, no Visitors" too.

    Firstly, we could all find the most expensive House, Photograph it several times from outside, never going in, post these on a Site selling the House for a too good to be true Price, decline Visits to see it, take Payments and/or Deposits, but never sell anything.

    "No Visitors" suggests they don't want you to come and see it, get Proof that they own it or have a better Idea of what you are buying, and they just want you to give them Money!

  32. When one of these Scammers phoned and I told them to fuck off, using other impolite Expressions, I was right to. These Filthbags are trying to con you while you never asked them to phone you up. Others who should are the Unfortunates unwittingly hosting their Calls (see above).

    In the end, you give them your Money, you need to speak to them about it, how do you phone them when they either use temporary Numbers, available like temporary Email Services or Web Domains? Worse still when they use other People's Phone Numbers.

  33. We had another one. The unsuspecting Host is a Mobile Phone Owner whose Number I won't put here. It also reconfirms that some of these are linked with here. A rogue 'Trader' called Ryan used to call working for one or another Binary Options Company asking about my "Net Worth". It also implies that supposed 'Management' is connected too. Of course, here being the Bastion of Virtue would resist such Nonsense!

  34. If it continues I will be raising a Petition to a certain Levanti Country asking them to dissist.

  35. Today's unsuspecting Victim is the Sherwood Cobbler. It called showing thus on the Screen but I waited for it to finish - then called it back. If you do this you actually speak to the Owner of the Number not the Parasite who is using it. The Israeli Embassy needs to explain to us why their Residents are doing this?

    It isn't a Coincidence, where their Numbers might be the same either. If it was it would show as a 972 Number!

  36. About the most decent thing you can do is phone the Number Owner after you've put up with the Scamspeak. When you phone it you won't speak to the Scammer. After all, that's how it works, they can call you but you can't call them. When you speak to the Owner, tell them what has just happened and suggest they contact their Service Provider (BT, Talk Talk etc) so they can investigate it further.

  37. Here's today's Telebulshit .....


    Ostensibly a Millom, Cumbria Number, but obviously fake News Pre-emptive Crap. Someone reports it "I think it's a marketing Call, but hangs up". So, is this Radiohead or Kylie?

  38. Today's Irony is how it's a Bank Holiday but these Finance Scams don't have, or give you, the day off.

    It called, this time hiding behind a Mobile Number, and you get the usual Pause (this lasting a staggering 55 Seconds), then a Squelch, and then a foreign Accent. Same applies where you can't call them back, so how can you contact them about anything?

    Also, they claim they aren't asking for Money, but why is someone paying them to phone you if they aren't?

  39. More Telebulshit ......

    This calls ...... several times.


    Didn't answer, declined the Call, further research said it was a legal Service reclaiming Binary Option and Forex Scam Money.

    Then instantly got this one ....


    Supposedly similar based in Germany. "Press One to speak to an Operator" but when you do it ends Call. Obviously fake.

    Then this......


    A "Skegness" Number. Heck, I s'pose even a Scammer must have their Holiday at the famous Seaside Town. (Think Deckchair, Ice Cream, Donkeys etc)

  40. Here's today's fake arsed Number ....


  41. While Binary Options and some Autotrading Programs scam a few 100, maybe also a few 10's of 1000 Currency Units, it's almost like they were a tolerated Nuisance leading to a bigger Scam. When you verify your Account you send sensitive Information to a Website. They collate 1000's of Passport Images, Bank Statements, Tax and Utility Documents, Driving Licenses, all with unique Numbers on them.

    Has anyone asked what happens with this Stuff if or when the Trading Company has, or is, shut down?

    After all, if People aren't above leeching off of other People's Phone Numbers, who's to say they aren't above cloning your Passport or Driving License?

  42. Here's today's Fiddl ...... Sorry, 'Management'!

    I get some Digishit in my Inbox. En Tyre Web. Which I blocked. There's a Red Car outside (en) a Van (Tyre) and another Red Car (Web). There's another Van - which is Versatile apparently, then we have the Turquoise Dog Walker. Like we were in a Student Bar in 1996.

    Job To Me.

    So the first Email is probably nothing to do with 'Make Money online' the second nothing to do with finding Employment.

    It's a bit like catching Digital Fish in Slovakia!!!!

  43. I'm waiting for someone to write a Review of one of the biggest Scams in Britain, Portishead the Town. And while whoever might manipulate the Internet to its aims, all those other Scams used to, or still do.

    Fake Review Sites for Binary Options and Auto Trading Robots, Fake Monitors for supposed HYIP Schemes, Crypto Scams and so called Bitcoin Generators. Social Media now nothing more than a Platform for all these and the very Corporates they claim to replace.

    YouTube saturated in cleverly manipulated Videos promoting all of them, while honest Reviews struggle for SEO.

    So Scamagment and these Scams might use the same Tricks and perhaps the Similarity doesn't end there!

  44. Keep getting pestered by Nabuh Energy.

    Suspicious of any Energy Company that touts for Customers via Sales Calls.

    Justified when I read Reviews about them. Prepay Bonuses not appearing, Money put on Accounts that are charged but also not appearing. Prepay Cards not sent,Customer Helpline that isn't free, and anything up to an Hour before they answer.

    Stopped the Calls!

  45. Not sure whether this should be here or in "Movie Quotes" but it's like something from a Documentary has become real. The superb Series "Meltdown" explored the recent Credit Crunch that prompted the worst Recession since the end of the 1970's. In it they interviewed a Property Speculator who got swept along by the Dubai Property Hype. Ridiculous Claims being made as vast Acres of Apartment Blocks were built on spec and a Skyscraper built by someone who has never seen "Towering Inferno"!

    They mentioned how the Factors that led to the Crisis haven't gone away and are potentially worse. So, if I decided that drink this latest Cool Aid I might end up in a Block of unfinished Flats.


    Here, you will read some very useful Stuff about spoof Phone Numbers, presumably used by People operating a Scam. They are probably like those temporary Email Addresses that last 15 Minutes.

    It was prompted by this .....


  47. Here's a thing .....

    Transport in Italy must be the most awesome in the World. First, you get a Phone Call from Calabria, the most southern Region of the Country, you disconnect the Call, they call back - this time from Rome. Amazing huh, that they travelled that far in only a few Seconds.

    Then, the View from either is incredible. Italian Tourist Companies and Estate Agents must be clamouring to sell the Idea that you can see the Swiss City of Lugano, the Lake and the Alps from there!

    All of this, or the same People mentioned above are doing the same thing with Italian Phone Numbers as they are with British ones.

    The thing is, when all of this is apparent you are within your Rights to disincline to acquiesce to their Request - whatever that might be. They are doing the Telephonic equivalent of being let in through your Door, which means you have the right to protect yourself against any potential dishonesty. If it is obvious they are selling something like a dubious Financial Product, or you suspect they are, you are right to ask. You are also right to tell them you aren't interested.

    Suffice to say, upon phoning the Numbers back a prerecorded Message told me I had dialed an incorrect Number, although according to 'who is' Websites they are Calabrian and from Rome. (Country and Area Code).

  48. +390965813510. +390774334316 +390775251548 +390773625068 +390775506690 +390399900601. +390818023379. +390113291055. +390832205540. +390541759506. +390302167105. +390832921187. +390543403527.

    Phew! These are all Italian Phone Numbers from different Cities and Regions which are probably all Scams. You can't phone any of them back, (and I always thought "Don't call us, we'll call you" was just a Showbiz Cliche), and the Irony is even the Caller doesn't even claim to be in Italy at all!

  49. Couple more Phone Calls from Italybutnotreally. Maybe she phoned about Tyres, maybe she's the Lady in Red!

  50. Here are the latest Calls, probably the supposed, it says here, apparently, so we're told 'Management' telling me about all those Royalty %s they've got for me ......

    01216237918, 01216237915, 01216237922, 01216237917, 01216237900, 01216237902, 01216237935, 01213680026, 01216237916,
    01216237934, 01213680026,

    Shucks, what it is to be so popular huh!

    Either that or it's just the usual exploitative Yippie Bulshit!

  51. And I don't even come from Birmingham!

  52. Few more Calls from the 'Management' probably .....

    01216237913, 01216237905

  53. Few more Calls from Brummy Stalker ....

    01216237932, 01216237906

    The wierd thing is, if you phone it back you get a Sample of crap Music and a pre-recorded Message saying "Your Call is very important to us". Except it goes on indefinitely. If your Call was then that wouldn't happen.

    All I can surmise is it's some sort of Ruse to get you to use up your Call Minutes. Either that or they somehow hack into your Phone while it's connected to theirs.

  54. But none of this has yet addressed the biggest Scam of all, the Town and the Group Portishead. They might have tarted it all up like the proverbial Dogs Dinner while the Group created the Impression to its Demographic (90's Students) that it's the Trip Hop Capital of the World but it's still a dismal Shit Hole with nothing to offer but the 'Paperwork'. They might wheedle those new and recent Arrivals but there are some who have been here since 1973 who feel like they arrived about 10 Minutes ago!

  55. And it's obvious to anyone that there is, and never was, any Intention of integrating those People as they get pushed further and further back in the Queue behind whatever Newbies arrive whenever!

  56. A Quarter of a Century of Portishead Guestlist are self-evident of that! So much for "Music brings People together" then, because that's another Scam that doesn't work anymore, the Hippie Scam!

  57. Oooer, now I suppose I'm supposed to be scared. It seems the Italian but not really Caller has rediscovered the Redial, and this time they are calling from Palermo, Sicily +390916811819,

    Then they called from the Mainland, +390306897510

    Then, as they say, all 'roads' lead to Rome, +390697240732.

    But the thing is, because of this they aren't phoning from any, while they aren't from where they claim to be either.

  58. Has anyone else had a Text from someone claiming to be "Richard", where he/she/they send one of those self written URLs (you know, all UpPEr anD LoWER cAsE LeTteRs and Numbers) offering you a bOnus, which you can "Collect"?

    Strange thing is; the Text doesn't support any Replies, so you can't ask him to elaborate!

  59. Meanwhile, how much of this Internet Money thing is Doublespeak? Get your Ad(vert) 'blasted' to 18 High 'Traffic' Websites for one full year etc, drone, blah. The usual Crap, rather like Photos of France, empty Djinn Promises!

    On it goes!

    There are tons of these Snake Oil Sites, sending Email to who knows where. Supposed Safelists which are nothing more than an Echo Chamber where you exchange their Crap for yours. A Loop. You can track where it goes and some have, only to find it all ends up either in the Crap Exchange or nowt more than a Cul De Sac.

    The unfair thing about Email Law and Campaigns is while huge Corporations can send vast Emailshots to Millions at once you can't. The only way to ensure Mail goes to an actual Address is send it via your Email Provider. Most of these though limit you to about 200 a day!

  60. I used several of these supposed Email Blasters. Millions of People apparently, receiving Email, except whether I sent a Reply Address, or looked at Stats for Websites or Affiliate Links, nothing, zilch, not even a tiny Spike in Site Visits or single Reply, so where were these "Millions" of Emails going?