Spammers

  • Tinder Spammers Move To SMS After Improvements To Dating App’s Security

    Tinder Spammers Move To SMS After Improvements To Dating App’s Security

    Dating app Tinder for a long time had been flooded with spam bots – fake accounts that flirt with users in order to redirect them to adult sites, and yes, take their money. This summer, security firm Symantec detailed the spam bot problem, and later, Tinder addressed the issue with a technical update. That update, it appears, was effective at cutting down the in-app spam. However, it… Read More

  • Twitter Puts Its Foot Down, Takes Five Biggest Spammers To Federal Court

    Twitter Puts Its Foot Down, Takes Five Biggest Spammers To Federal Court

    A warning: You can only spam Twitter so much before it brings in the law. As Twitter grows — the company now claims to have 140 million active users — naturally, it’s become an attractive target for spammers, which have collectively made their drek a familiar part of the social network’s user experience. Now Twitter is officially putting its foot down and enlisting the… Read More

  • Douche of the Day: Diego Norte/James Brausch

    We’ve been getting some spam emails from someone purporting to be Diego Norte offering us exciting notes to post on our blog. These notes include tips on how to cheat on your taxes and how to lure children into vans (I didn’t read the entire thing, so I can’t confirm that that’s in there.) I’m sure you, as an Internet Professional, have brushed up against this… Read More

  • LittleRedRyanHood does some spam baiting

    Ryan over at BFF just posted an extensive conversation he’s having with a spammer. Hop over and give him some ideas! I am Wang Yan,a staff of Private Banking Services at the Bank of China (BOC) United Kingdom. I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and his investment placedunder ourbanks Management 4 years ago. I wish to invest thesefunds in your country and I need… Read More

  • Nigerian Scammer and Spammer in the Slammer

    Dear Friend, Please this is important and very urgent i have an urgent transaction of US$20.6 million, used to transfer to your nominated account,I am Mr Abubaker Yaro. The Auditor, with Accounting Department of the BANQUE ATLANTIQUE-OUAGADOUGO BURKINA FASO. After going through some old files in the records, I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited… Read More