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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

U.S. News & World Report Article I Am Mentioned In

Hey peeps! I am in US News & World Report! Don't Fall For These Cyber Scams by Geoff Williams

Monday, October 17, 2016

Craigslist Scam Involving Google Voice - Don't Fall For It!

I have some things up for sale on Craigslist. One listing is almost 500 books of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, from the late 1800s up to fairly current. I get a text from 603-664-4032: "Hi, wanna buy ur Almost 500 books for sale - all kinds URGENTLY. can i call you now?"

I do a google search on the number, it's in New Hampshire, and came up with nothing, so I told them to call me. I wait. Suddenly I get a call from a Washington, D.C. number, 202-455-8888. I answer and a female recorded voice asks me to input a 2-digit code to connect. WTF?

I get a text from this person saying it's him and to punch in 50 so we can talk. Supposedly it's a Google phone because his cell phone is dead. I respond, then why are you able to text from this 603 number if your cell phone is dead. He insists I answer the "google" call. I finally replied with "Go to netcrimes.net. That's me. If this is not a scam, then you can call me from the 603 number u r texting me from."

No answer.

Frelling scammers.

BTW, I did call back the 202 area code number and it's a poorly recorded message claiming it's a Google exchange. I wonder if Google knows about this?

Have a giggle and call that number yourself.

Here's a great resource on what to do if you DO fall for the scam and your number is stolen by these scammers

Saturday, August 20, 2016

First Draft of Cyberbullying & The Wild, Wild Web arrived!

Got the first draft of my new book, Cyberbullying & The Wild, Wild Web! So excited!

You can now pre-order my latest book, Cyberbullying & The Wild, Wild Web: What Everyone Needs To Know at a 30% discount!

Order directly through Rowman & Littlefield for a 30% discount on Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web. Use promotion code RLFANDF30 at checkout for 30% off – this promotion is valid until December 31, 2017. This offer cannot be combined with any other promo or discount offers.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Cyberbullying & The Wild, Wild Web Pre-order now available

You can now pre-order my latest book, Cyberbullying & The Wild, Wild Web: What Everyone Needs To Know at a 30% discount!

Order directly through Rowman & Littlefield for a 30% discount on Cyberbullying and the Wild, Wild Web. Use promotion code RLFANDF30 at checkout for 30% off – this promotion is valid until December 31, 2017. This offer cannot be combined with any other promo or discount offers.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

New Book Coming Out In December!

The cover art will be posted soon, but here is a link to my next book - Cyberbullying & The Wild, Wild Web

Friday, April 15, 2016

New Craigslist Scam Is Very Believable - Don't fall for it

You know how I hate scammers, especially the ones on Craigslist. Well, this one I almost believed. I got a text from someone interested in a ship model I have up on Craigslist:

So I told him I'd go check. I found an email from him:

Then an email from "Paypal:"

Then another email from "Paypal" immediately followed:

I checked the link for Walmart and sure enough, it did go to Walmart's real web site. But, when I clicked on "Click here" for Paypal customer service, SURPRISE!

I was not amused. I really do need the money. So I sent "Michael" the following:

I hope he *does* burn in hell. Now to report him. Sent both email with full headers to abuse@google.com and domena@az.pl for the "customer service" email address. The phone number 209-960-0570 traced back to what seemed to be a legit number (there were classifieds placed where this person was selling items online). I found out it belonged to Ring Central aka RCLEC in Texas. So I sent an email to LEGAL@RINGCENTRAL.COM and to anita@commlaw.com, who is the regulatory commissioner.

Add this number to your blocked list and keep fighting scammers!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Craigslist Scammers Stick In My Craw

From my sister blog, Things That Stick In My Craw is this enlightening post, Craigslist Scammers Stick In My Craw. Please share!