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Author Archives: Jeremy Phisher

When Sticky Fingers Find A Sticky End

SCAMMERS GETTING CAUGHT! Scams make news. We feel drawn to read about the misfortunes of others and share their sadness. In comparison with successful scams, arrests and prosecutions are rare, but when they do happen, most of us are delighted! It is always gratifying to read that a Scammer has been caught and convicted. Here […]

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Scammers Aren’t Robbers Or Burglars

They Don’t Disappear After Stealing Your Money Think a Scammer will flee once he has your money? Think again! What’s the difference between a Mugger and a Scammer? The Mugger hopes that you will never see him again. The Scammer hopes to be with you for life. You will probably receive their emails with monotonous […]

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What’s In a Name?

THE TOP 5 NAMES USED BY SCAMMERS Advance Fee Fraud Scammers are notorious for impersonating their national public figures. Their reasons are obvious: using the name of a well-known and respected personality is intended to impress, even awe their prospective victims. Yes, this strategy does work occasionally, as some victims will admit. Sanusi Lamido/Tunde Lemo/Godwin […]

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You wont believe what a scam victim has to endure

What a scam victim may go through His car rapidly filling with water, the old man looked out at the outstretched hand of the passer-by and blankly waved it aside. Driving into the Florida river was not something that he had done lightly. He meant to end his life. As the cold water steadily rose […]

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Paypal Scams

Watch out for Paypal Scams Paypal is the largest online payment processor in the world with millions of account holders in almost 200 countries. PayPal is owned by eBay, the global online auction site. Heralded as a safe way to send and receive money online, PayPal has steadily evolved into a household name, but… BEWARE […]

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Don’t Report Scammers Email Addresses

It may seem logical to report a scammers email address But is it really the best thing to do? Indignant over the scam email you have received? Want to get your own back by reporting it to the email provider? Think again! Does that seem odd? Why shouldn’t you have his email account closed? Well, […]

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4 Ways Scammers Gain Your Trust – Part One

How do Scammers persuade you to believe in them? How do they get under your skin?….  Well, they are devious! Here are some Scam Tactics to watch out for… 1. Your New Friend. The slicker Scammers will play ‘Mr Smooth’ with choice prospective Victims. They will soon want to speak with you on the phone […]

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It’s Gone Global

International Connections among Scamming Gangs. There will be some near you, unless you live in the Antarctic. Internet Scammers, that is. They are a Global phenomenon. All successful Scammers are devious, but the advance fee fraud Scammers (many based in West Africa) really excel at it. At one time, it was from the keyboards of […]

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Kindness…Or…Weakness?

5 SCAMS THAT PREY ON YOUR EMOTIONS What differentiates you from a Scammer? Probably your kindness or compassion. These are noble qualities that most humans possess and display. Scammers will consider this as your weakness and ruthlessly try to exploit it. How? Here are 5 ways… 1. In Trouble Abroad. Your relative or friend seems […]

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Top 10 Scammer Tactics to Deceive Victims

Internet Scammers rely on deceiving you to get their hands on your cash. Be aware of this and protect your money! Here are the Top 10 Ploys used by Scammers: Scammer Tactic #1 1. They pose as professionals, ie, Barristers, Government Officials, Company Directors, etc, but the giveaway is that they use free e.mail addresses, […]

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