Posts Tagged ‘Fraud’

Telephone Harassment

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Prepaid SIM cards are convenient, and there is no doubt that a lot of people in this planet have gained great benefit from them. Some countries have imposed a law that all prepaid SIM cards must be registered to the telco so that they (the authorities) can track down criminals and people who are misusing […]

Dirty Promotion Techniques By Mobile Content Providers

Monday, July 7th, 2008

More on unwanted text messages via cellphones. I received a text message from 012 835 3906: “Jon, video U dgn Jane disebarkan. Cuba htr ON MX ke 36660 skrg. Free reg,tolong jgn pass ke org.Very urgent pls help! Jane call i tadi sampai kelam kabut takut.” Translation: “Jon, your video with Jane has been leaked. […]

MasterCard/Visa Promotion Fraud Attempt #2

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Back in January I wrote about an attempt to squeeze my credit card numbers by a caller using a private number. On July 4th, I received a call from 016 336 8916 but since I have my phone on private mode they were not able to reach me. However a couple of minutes later they […]

MasterCard/Visa Promotion Fraud Attempt

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

What great way to start 2008 with a pile of money obtained from other people’s credit cards? I am writing to share my experience today. I am lucky I am not that stupid although I didn’t realize an obvious bit earlier during the call. By the way the call came is as “Private” Caller: Is […]

Local Ponzi Schemes Sprouting Everywhere

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

I don’t know about you but since several past weeks I have been receiving emails that claims to make you rich. Almost everyday, yeah. The unique thing about these emails are that they are in Malay, and originating from Malaysia and Singapore. So far I can easily classify these emails into a few categories: Mobile […]