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Author Archives: Nelson Collingwood

Nelson Collingwood is an independent tech journalist working from the UK.

Investing in Graphene – Expensive Soot!

With bank accounts offering paltry interest rates, alternative investments seem a more attractive, some offering staggering interest rates and potential. The latest exotic investment being offered is to invest in Graphene. What is it, and should you join the rush? Graphene is carbon. That’s it. It sounds exotic, it’s ‘new’ (well, it’s as old as […]

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Just call +4470…

This week’s post is very specific, but highlights a very simple piece of evidence you can weigh up to see if you’re dealing with a fraudster – the ‘070’ phone number. When undertaking any kind of business transaction you need to know who you’re dealing with. Scammers and fraudsters of course don’t want you knowing […]

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How free is that free trial?

No matter where you go online, adverts follow you around. Some of those will be for whatever the current fad product is, from Aloe Vera to Noni Berries to Psyllium Husks, Guar Gum, tooth whitening toothpaste, weight loss, skin peels, detoxes, raspberry ketones, we’ve all seen them. This article isn’t about their claims for efficacy […]

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Too smart to get scammed?

It’s a popular belief that only stupid and greedy idiots fall for scams or get scammed. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case in the real world! We regularly receive contacts from professors, doctors and lawyers and other ‘smart’ occupations asking for help or guidance. Being good at one thing doesn’t mean you’re good at everything, […]

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Business Scams – Some types and signs

Small businesses employ tens of millions of people around the world. However this big employing body is also one of the most at risk from scammers.  Avoid common business scams.  Firstly, small business financial reserves are lower, so missing money hurts hard. Secondly, they aren’t experts in scams, and don’t have in-house counsel to check […]

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