Amazon Payments Scam via Cars.com et al

Posted by on Mar 11, 2013 in Bargain Hunters, Mad Monday, Wire Fraud

We look at another Bargain Hunter scammer today. I rate this chap higher than last week’s Bargain Hunter scammer because, as you’re about to see, today’s scammer puts a lot more effort into what he does. So here we go, the Bargain Hunter scam is a four pronged attack which starts at cars.com 1. Scammer Sets […]

Bargain Hunters, Amazon Payments and Cars.com

Posted by on Mar 4, 2013 in Bargain Hunters, Wire Fraud

Today we introduce the Bargain Hunter scam. This scam relies mostly on victims thinking that they are getting an incredible deal for something that they found online, usually on a fairly popular site. Sometimes these scams are so well executed that one can easily be swayed away from the old saying that “if it’s too […]

Another Bad Mystery Shopper Score

Posted by on Feb 18, 2013 in Mad Monday, Mystery Shopper, Spam, Wire Fraud

The Mystery Shopper scam is so popular that I have no problem covering it over and over again. Today’s fraudster tries to take me for a ride using the classic four pronged attack: 1. Scammer Baits a Victim On a mailbox that does not exist, I received the following spam: From: SSN 2013 [mailto:danela@sympatico.ca] Sent: […]