The first time a con artist tried to scam me.

Online scams are not anything new. They have been around for as long as the internet existed just without the whole computer part. When you think about it con artists have existed for hundreds of years. So in reality the online scam is just a new way to run an old scam. When I wasContinue reading “The first time a con artist tried to scam me.”

How Scams make you believe them.

When I study a scam I try to understand why and how the scam works. I’m not talking about the part where you send them the money. I’m talking about the part where the scammer convinces you to trust them. Over the last few weeks, I have noted scammers using techniques I call “False Evidence”Continue reading “How Scams make you believe them.”

RV Facebook Scam

Wednesday at 6 AM my fuzzy alarm clock informed me it was time to feed her. (KittyNinja really loves her breakfast) So half asleep waiting for my coffee to do its magic I opened up Facebook and saw that one of my friends had tagged me in a post on the Lithgow Facebook group. TheContinue reading “RV Facebook Scam”

The Streamer Sugar Daddy Scam (Part Two)

So last week we talked a little about my friend who is a streamer friend of mine who was approached by a scammer on her Instagram.The sugardaddy scam (Part One) We talked a little about how streamers work very hard at their craft however this sometimes makes them the perfect target for a scam. SayingContinue reading “The Streamer Sugar Daddy Scam (Part Two)”

The sugardaddy scam (Part One)

I had a friend of mine contact me about a “Sugardaddy scam”. who approached her on her Instagram. Because not all my readers are aware of what goes into creating a stream I will explain it so you understand why falling for a Sugardaddy scam is not just about greed. For those of you whoContinue reading “The sugardaddy scam (Part One)”

Lonely Harts Scam: Case Cosed She got away

Looks like this one got away. It’s been three weeks since we have had any communication. Alice has started sending me more images of their “Child”. This is directly aimed at the heartstrings. Unfortunately, I was too busy with my real life to respond other than a few short words. If you think of it,Continue reading “Lonely Harts Scam: Case Cosed She got away”

Anatomy of a Lonely Hearts Scam: “Day 8 How long will it take”

I have been asked how long do you think it will take before “Alice” tried to take my money? In this blog post, I’m going to explain the number one weapon of the lonely hearts scam artist. Patience. If you are just joining us then I recommend looking at the previous posts! Previous Posts WhatContinue reading “Anatomy of a Lonely Hearts Scam: “Day 8 How long will it take””

Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 7 “The art of faking Romance”

The tide has shifted again. Over the last week, Alice has brought up investing in bitcoin, starting a business or investing in her plastic surgery clinic when she moves to Sydney. This makes me think that it’s more of an investment scam more than a lonely heart. Then this happened. Remember dating….when you meet someoneContinue reading “Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 7 “The art of faking Romance””

Why are phone scammers still using the same old scam?

We all have received those calls from scammers claiming to be from NBN, Telstra or Amazon. As much as we try we can’t get them to stop. Makes us think they are stupid because we all know better. But it’s not stupid. It’s math. It is still a call center. For those of you whoContinue reading “Why are phone scammers still using the same old scam?”

Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 6 “Or is it an investment Scam?”

After today’s interaction with “Alice”, I’m starting to think that this may not be a Lonley hearts scam. No no no .. there is little chance that a millionaire has fallen in love with me. (I was not even trying to be charming). But I’m starting to think this is a different kind of scam.Continue reading “Lonely Hearts Scam: Day 6 “Or is it an investment Scam?””