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

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

I’m Constantly Being Astonished …

Looking past the Tor

Okay, so I used to be a salesman. And now I’m a writer, which means I’m still a salesman. There are many rules about salesmanship. One is, that you spend a little time thinking about your potential client and make the best pitch you can based on his or her needs. You use all kinds … Continue reading

Scams and Thieves

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It’s always good to hear from people. A phone call is a wonderful thing. Yesterday, while aimlessly reading about some aspects of history (I won’t bore you) my phone rang, and I picked it up. There was a silence. Now, OK, the silence lasted perhaps five or six seconds, but when you’re thinking of detailed … Continue reading