Scams

This one fails on so many levels. Still, I’m glad that the Manchester employee is keen to apologise for his lack of English.     BEGINS   Hello, I am Richard Wong a staff of one of highly reputable financial institution here in Manchester, United Kingdom, and I am the head of operation. I am pleased … Continue reading

If It Looks Too Good To Be True …

Looking past the Tor

So, this weekend we’ve lost another minister in the government. A man who is no doubt presently working hard today to keep his marriage together. What happened? Well, a man of moderate age, Brooks Newmark (crazy name, crazy damn fool) was sent texts and messages. These purported to come from Sophie, a young woman who … Continue reading

Another Week!

France Motorhome Hire - and no, I don't get a cent for mentioning them!

And so another week passes. The internet is growing to be a dangerous place, I think. In one week I’ve had three invitations per day asking me to give my money to people. Yes, they are casino operations, but I don’t care. These gambling sites are not designed to provide me with money, they are … Continue reading

Spam – how do you recognise it?

First, many thanks for all the comments yesterday about my losing a reader. I am very glad to say that the guy is not only very sensible, he’s a deeply honourable fellow as well. I exchanged a series of messages with him during the day yesterday, and he’s changed his mind. He hadn’t seen the comments … Continue reading

Crooks and thieves

All a crook needs is one of these and the world's his oyster

I’m going to have to be careful here. This week I received (yet again) another mailshot from British Telecom, or BT as the company prefers to be known. They want me to agree to move my phone and broadband accounts to them. In return, they’ll give me a large discount. Which is nice, isn’t it. … Continue reading