Tag Archive for 'scams'

Global warming

The junk I get… So apparently global warming is caused by the Solar sunspot cycle. For the last 20 years, oceans have been warming as atmospheric CO2 levels have increased. The end of the current Solar cycle means we’ll be experiencing the end of global warming soon. Yay!

Hang on though, how did global warming never get noticed before? The sunspot cycle has been going as long as we’ve been on Earth (the actual variation on irradiance is about 0.1, way too little to do anything anyway). Also, though the sunspot cycle is 22 years long, the sunspot activity goes on a 11 year cycle. Thus the ocean temperatures shouldn’t have increased continuously for the last 20 years…

Scams

This one is so incoherent I’m not quite sure how I’m being scammed…

Hi,

Pardon me for not having the pleasure of knowing your mindset before making you this offer and it is utterly confidential and genuine by virtue of its nature.I write to solicit your assistance in a funds transfer deal involving US$ 3.5M.This fund has been stashed out of the excess profit made last year by my branch office the International Commercial Bank which I am the manager.

I have already submitted an approved end of the year report for the year 2005 to my head office here in Accra-Ghana and they will never know of this excess. I have since then, placed this amount on a Non-Investment Account without a beneficiary.

Upon your response, I will configure your name on our database as holder of the Non-Investment Account. I will then guide you on how to apply to my head office for the Account Closure/ bank-to-bank remittance of the funds to your designated bank account.

If you concur with this proposal, I intend for you to retain 30% of the funds while 70% shall be for me.

Kindly forward your response to: ton011icb@excite.com
Mobile: +233-24-967-0169
With Regards,
Anthony Aka

Fancy phones and eBay scams

So in the aftermath of my Chicago trip I was in need of a new phone, and started trawling eBay for something. I quickly found the super fancy Nokia N95, a device that does pretty much everything, and is also a phone…

Next I found that some persons had a number of these phones, and were seemingly eager to move them at “fell of the back of a truck” prices. Thinking I could get a few, and sell them off I did the ol’ google on the supplied email address, and found that the phones probably didn’t fall off a truck, and probably don’t even exist. As outlined here and here, these are scams where people steal reputable eBayer’s accounts and then use them to steal your money.

Instead of a super flash phone, I settled for a repeat of my stealthy-yet-high-tech Nokia 6230i, hopefully I didn’t get scammed…