Current Status

This blog is not frequently updated because most case-by-case scam reports are now listed in subordinate blogs. At this point in time, most of my efforts are targeted at documenting employment scams in the Suckers Wanted blog.


News: Theives Arrested

I'm pleased to read that a dozen Internet theives have been arrested in Moscow and St Petersburg. These are the kind of people responsible for sending out the job scams which I regularly report here. In this case, they used emails and websites to subtly install keystroke monitoring software on vulnerable computers running Microsoft Windows. This software remained relatively dormant until the user accessed an online banking facility, at which point the keystroke logger started sending back username and password details to its evil master.

Remember, folks, never accept any unsolicited "job offers" you receive by email: they're a con, put about by people who will go to jail when caught. Likewise, be careful when accessing your bank account online. Are you sure your computer has not been compromised? There's only so much you can do if you lack the expertise, but be aware of the problem -- and use something other than Microsoft Windows and Internet Explorer if you possibly can.

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