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Category Archives: Scams
If only film studios would realize that with the budget for one science fiction or vampire film they could produce 10 road movies, I would go to the cinema more often. When I saw the trailer for Nebraska, I was … Continue reading
When I lived in Malta, I was rather surprised by how much was on sale. When I wanted to purchase a bus ticket from the vending machine, it sometimes happened that a helpful bus driver came up to me and … Continue reading
When booking a ticket for a flight with Ryanair, they will try to sell you health insurance, suitcases, ski equipment and text messages, all of them at an extra charge of course. The booking process is tedious (which other company … Continue reading
Today, an Appeals Court in France upheld the conviction of Jérôme Kerviel, a former trader with the French bank Société Générale, sentenced him to serve time in prison and ordered him – rather symbolically I assume – to pay 4.9 billion … Continue reading
Immigration advice is a big business. Millions of people want to emigrate every year and seek out lawyers, attorneys and other immigration advisers. How can you tell a competent adviser from a fake one? I will have more on that … Continue reading
Scammers seem to be shifting from Africa to the Middle East. After I was recently contacted by “the attorney of Hosni Mubarak”, I received the following, purportedly from Iraq: From: “SGT DALE KING” Sent: Mo, 28.03.2011, 23:13 Subject: From; Sgt. … Continue reading
Auch Scammer und Spammer verfolgen die aktuellen Entwicklungen im Nahen Osten offenbar genaustens. Nur wenige Tage nach dem Sturz Hosni Mubaraks in Ägypten erhielt ich heute diese e-mail: From: Herr Omar Sam [email@example.com] Sent: 15 February 2011 07:11 Subject: Dringend … Continue reading