Another Week a (Slightly Different) DCU Phishing email

Just as I was finishing my post last week on the fake DCU phishing scheme and how to recognize it. I noticed a 2nd such email in my box, it was similar but had one variation that I thought was worth pointing out Of the 5 clues I mentioned in my first post three are … Continue reading Another Week a (Slightly Different) DCU Phishing email

How not to be Taken by this Fake DCU Phishing Email

He (Joe Morgan) said once you picked up one thing you’d start looking for the others, and you’d see them too. I used to play cards with a guy like that. He’d read your eyes and know what you had. Drive you crazy Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract pp349 1985 on Joe Morgan & pitchouts … Continue reading How not to be Taken by this Fake DCU Phishing Email

Another Common E-Mail Scam “The Sales Inquiry”

4th Doctor: Scringe stone found in a dead man's pocket? A lost mine? A phony map. Are people still falling for that old guff? I mean, are they? Doctor Who the Ribos Operation 1978 On occasion I'm asked why I still call myself "DaTechGuy" since I no longer to Tech Support work and this is … Continue reading Another Common E-Mail Scam “The Sales Inquiry”

A Warning to be Thankful for from Bernard PC

Today is Thanksgiving Day and for the first in a very long time is also the first day of Hanukkah  a lot of you reading this are likely spending the morning either cooking or preparing to eat a huge meal. But later tonight a lot of you are going to be online and tomorrow even … Continue reading A Warning to be Thankful for from Bernard PC

Are People still falling for this e-mail scam?

Checking the e-mail and I got this today: My Dear, after reading your profile, i decided to contact you for long term relationship and business partnership. I Alfred Samzo, 20 years old boy from Republic of Cote D'Ivoire (Ivory Coast ) in west africa. Beside , i am an ophan but inherited all my late … Continue reading Are People still falling for this e-mail scam?

Predictions old and new

Nope this isn't a post about my predictions for 2011 this is instead about predictions in the past that have become busts: It is always entertaining to look at predictions from the past, and see how far off they were. In the 1920s, the assumption was that by the 1950s, we would all be getting … Continue reading Predictions old and new

Wow Bjorn Lomborg on Morning Joe?

This is what tells me that the climate change scandal means something. There was never a time when Lomborg would be considered a proper guest. He was considered an apostate. Now they gave him only 3 sentences and he barely managed that the subsidies where just tax give aways. Never managed to mention his big … Continue reading Wow Bjorn Lomborg on Morning Joe?

There is charity and there are scams…

and our friends at Zolex PC have an important warning about the latter: Unfortunately tragedies and catastrophes like Haiti's current situation can give rise to golden opportunities for scammers and Flim-Flammers alike to make money off of a willing and generous public. There are plenty of Scam Sites already out there trying to do this … Continue reading There is charity and there are scams…