Category: Scams

What’s a secure password?

The other day I started getting eBay messages in reply to messages I had supposedly sent out. The messages sent under my name claimed to be from a company exporting electronic equipment from China, complete with email address (not mine) and a phone number. I sent a couple of messages to those who’d contacted me telling them that the messages were a scam and weren’t from me. (Interestingly, none of them were abusive at all; one of them told me the prices were too steep, but there were no F words or insults.)

419 scammers using Yahoo Messenger

Has anyone else had 419 scammers try to chat them up using Yahoo (or any other) Messenger? Just now I had some idiot pretending to be one “Dr Lawson Koffi”, whose supposed position of...