Ironic anti-spam site

(via Andrea Matwyshyn and Lilian Edwards). This is quite an ironic problem for an anti-spam site. The Anti-Spam Research Group (ASRG) of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) used to have a wiki, until it had to be shut down due to continuous abuse by spammers. Yes, wikis are well-known Read more…

Bullseye Consultants?

This is another variant of the Nigerian scam phishing letter that has arrived to my Inbox. It is more sophisticated than your average scam letter, and they have fixed some problems that it had earlier. Bullseye Consultants:Private Investigators and Security Consultants isconducting a standard process investigation on behalf of Halifax Read more…

The plot thickens

You may recall the letter from BELETS Consultants. I replied, and received another one that shows this to be a more complex 419 scam, perhaps the most complex 419 that I have seen before. The scam is actually rather elegant. They first send an email making enquiries about a possible Read more…