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April 21st, 2014

06:38 pm - equitytech-partners.cc
I haven't received any fake job adverts recently so I feel a bit left out of the loop now, when it comes to spotting fake job adverts that incites you to commit money laundering.

So without further ado, let me introduce to you equitytech-partners.cc

At first glance, it is a professionally made website. The address given in the Contact Us section is real at least, and the phone number matches up to it as well. I wouldn't be surprised if an actual email address was given in the job email, rather than a gmail.com email address. They have even worked out how to prevent right clicking anywhere in the page to prevent anyone form selecting text and saving links. That can easily be disabled though, if you turn off javascript.

The website is multilingual too. Well, English (US and UK) works, so does German, Italian and Spanish. Hilariously, the French version is in English, which would surely piss the French off! Also, the German version is slightly different, alluding to the fact that the company has been around since 1995, where the other translations don't tell us that. An oversight, maybe but at the bottom of the website is a copyright notice going back all the way to 2014. Still, nothing unusual there. Most companies do this. Have a copyright notice from the year we are in at the moment, not deliberatey piss of the French. Obviously.

But the fun starts here. Look up the management team profiles and you see some familiar faces. That's right, they have the same people in charge as all the other scams I have posted about! Nathan Rivera, Brian Taylor, Terry Bennett, Alan Garner, Tim Kay and Kenny Moore. I've missed you Kenny! I feared that you were carving out some sort of existence rummaging around the bins outside Tesco's and shouting at the traffic. But I am glad to see that you are with the "company" again since the "moment of its foundation", about five minutes ago.

Surely, the names are fake and the profile mugshots are as a result of identity theft, so we shouldn't laugh really.

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05:31 pm - Even More Comment Spammers
More comment spam, ironically, on my last entry about comment spamming!

"Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks you really recognize what you are talking about!
Bookmarked. Please also discuss with my site =). We could have a link
trade contract among us" - Anonymous, a comment spammer.
Thanks a bunch? No need to be sarcastic!
"Everything is very open with a very clear clarification of the challenges.
It was truly informative. Your website is useful. Thank you for sharing!" - Anonymous, a comment spammer.
What, prey, are these challenges?

Seriously, these ones didn't even have links attached to them so what could they possibly gain by posting these?

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February 10th, 2013

01:24 pm - More Comment Spammers
This week's comment spam alert comes to you from benthenzara.

"I have been searching for hours and I haven’t found such awesome work. check this out" - benthenzara, comment spammer.

The included link points to easyppiclaims.org

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December 22nd, 2012

01:41 pm - Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose
Now this is a type of scam that I haven't received in a long time. In the post (yes, some scammers are still using snail mail), I received a letter from a company called Vital Nature telling me that I have won a cash prize of £40,000.

If you are told that you have won a competition you did not even enter, it is a scam.

Vital Nature is a company investigated by by the OFT and The Mirror newspaper. In the past they have traded as Vital Beauty before they were caught out back in 2008. Multiple name changes in such a short period of time should send alarm bells ringing. 
The format is simple. The recipient is told that he has won a cash prize and in order to claim it, the recipient needs to buy some cheap tat from a catalogue. You keep buying and buying but the money never arrives. 

The contents of the catalogue are the sort of things you would expect from a company with such a hippyish name. Creams, lotions, copper bracelets, therapeutic magnets and all other things that fly in the face of reason or indeed, all physical laws. Their target audience appears to be on the border line between special needs and Special Brew. We can safely bracket this junk as integrative medicine, which used to be called complementary and alternative medicine, which again used to be called alternative medicine, and that used to be called health fraud.

So anyway, I bet you are waiting to hear about what I did with the junk mail. Are you? You should be, because this is what you can do if the junk mailing like this supplies a pre-paid envelope. Shred the entire junk mail including the envelope it came in and pop the shreddings inside the pre-paid envelope. Don't worry if the envelope bulges out and becomes too heavy for the postage already paid. It is the junk mail peddler, not you that has to pay any excess on the postage cost. If everyone did this, perhaps these companies might even go out of business.

Now, I have often written in the past about these frauds and have poked fun out of them without writing much about their victims. Well, if you head over t http://www.thinkjessica.com/main.htm, you will see that these scammers have real victims with real lives with  real tragedies. If you want to feel depressed, impotent then so fucking furious that you will punch the next person who say caveat emptor have a look at some of the tragic accounts of the victims. Go on, I dare you. 

And on that cheery note, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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August 15th, 2012

12:50 pm - More self promotion
This time, there is a brown out situation in the bunker.

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January 7th, 2012

08:01 pm - Nine Untrue Facts About Bob Holness
In 1908, he created Ian Fleming out of off-cuts from his local butcher shop.

In 1947, he married then Princess Elizabeth Windsor. Unfortunately, the marriage was annulled after six minutes when the Queen Mother found out that he would be far too suave and sophisticated for her.

In 1957, he invented the handjive.

In 1968, he directed a documentary about the American civil rights movement called "Blackbusters".

In 1969, live on London Weekend Television he punched Simon Dee in the face.

In 1977, he invented the hexagon.

In 1981, he discovered gold in the basement of the ATV studios in Birmingham. This caused a run on the banks on a scale not seen until the Credit Crunch.

In 1982, he became the first man to circumnavigate the globe on a Spacehopper.

In 1983, he created the insufferably thick college student out of two short planks and some pig excrement.

Rest in p's Bob.

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January 4th, 2012

11:16 pm - Self promotion part 3

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11:16 pm - Self promotion part 2

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11:15 pm - Self promotion part 1

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December 12th, 2011

11:50 pm - Lorem Ipsum 2
I just deleted this comment from another post.

This was precisely the answers I'd been searching for. Amazing blog. Incredibly inspirational! Your posts are so helpful and detailed. The links you feature are also very useful too. Thanks a lot :)

Below that was a link I should click on. It came from this IP address, well known for forum spamming.

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