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Im young cute and fun, but im sitting at home alone.

It has been a while, so.. here you go. A snapshot of Crime In Progress.

Do you ever wonder.. what are these *people* thinking? Wonder how their brain works?

And when you think about the fact that something like 90% of Internet use – at any given moment – is *people* sending this *stuff* …

Well. I guess they have to do something with their time…

And now – finally – in mid 2012 – I have run out of any sympathy for any person who responds to one of these.

“GREATNESS CHANCE DEAL” ??????????! (Nice nonsense to SHOUT.)(Love the name, tho – “Aart”.)

Related? Here’s something from Readers Digest (remember them?) Dumb Human Behavior to Avoid

Today’s quote:Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~ William James

Bonus: I have to wonder.. what are the kids smoking?

Zoosk? Seriously? Now there is a word that instills confidence..
Zoosk? C’mon. Time to grow up.

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May 23, 2012 - Posted by | cyber crime, Internet, phraud, security, spam and junk mail


  1. Nice


    Comment by RJ45 | May 23, 2012 | Reply

    • RJ45,
      Good to see your name here again.


      Comment by techpaul | May 23, 2012 | Reply

  2. I got one of those emails today. I saw the email addy.. Way too early in the morning for that.


    Comment by delenn13 | May 26, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      I do have a solution to the problem. But it isn’t fit to print. In the meantime, we can take comfort in CAN-SPAM and knowing that good people are aware of the problem.


      Comment by techpaul | May 26, 2012 | Reply

  3. Yep, I see “the good people” are working on it. (Sarcasm is good for the soul early in the morning, i heard)

    Got to go..Bobby Mueller is taking out time from the FBI and catching notorious criminals to help me with a financial problem. Isn’t that sweet of him?

    This is to officially inform you that the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has wired the sum of Ten Million, Five hundred thousand U.S Dollars ($10,500,000.00) into the United States of America in your name as the beneficiary.
    The said fund is still under intense investigation from this office regarding its source.
    The CBN knowing fully well that they do not have enough facilities to effect this payment directly into your account, used what we know as a secret diplomatic transit payment (S.D.T.P) to pay this fund through wire transfer.
    However, Secret diplomatic transfer payments are funds normally related to drug/terrorist and money laundering system of payment.
    The Question now is why must your payment be made in such secret transfer? If your transaction is legitimate and not related to drug/terrorism, why can’t the CBN effect direct transfer into your account than secret diplomatic payment transfer?
    Due to the increased difficulties and thorough scrutiny by the American authorities when funds come in through such payment process from Europe, Africa and Middle East and based on the records we have had in the past, such method of payment has always been identified as drug/ terrorist/money laundering funds.
    However, in line with the United States policy on funds transfer, as soon as these funds are transferred into the United States, it is our compulsory obligations to establish the credentials and official recognition of these funds before final crediting into your account.
    For these reasons therefore, you are advised to contact the United States Funds Monitoring unit, a sub-division of the US Treasury department for the certificate of funds legality. They are still waiting for confirmation from you on the already transferred funds which was made in direct transfer so that they can do final crediting to your account.
    Failure to provide this document within 3 days will warrant us to confiscate these funds and further charge you for money laundering offense.
    We will allow the funds to be released into your account as soon as you make provision for the essential document.
    Yours faithfully,
    Robert S. Mueller, III
    Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).


    Comment by delenn13 | May 27, 2012 | Reply

    • delenn13,
      Ah. Yes. The “FBI form”. An old friend.

      I wonder if there’s anyone who hasn’t received this at least once…

      But clearly, the Sender needs to go back to their witch doctor and demand their money back, as the magic turtle powder did not render you powerless to resist.
      (See, Nigerian 419 scammers: What you didn’t know. If you have ever wondered about where these come from, or what kind of person sends these…
      In good months, Banjo said, he has made $60,000. But in these tough times, the scammers said, they are relying more on a crucial tool: voodoo. )


      Comment by techpaul | May 27, 2012 | Reply

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