Changing Something ... my life

I started this blog to tell you what I was and what I want to be... and maybe we are more out there that want to join and succeed ! Suggestions are always welcome !

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Sunday, December 31, 2006

My first SCAM !

"Hoping that this new year leads you towards path of new found glories"

A New Year has started , my first fresh year without scamming anyone !
I hope it stays this way. Since I have started I received about 100 emails some encouraging telling me I am doing the right thing ,
some blaiming me for what I did in the past BUT most of them required advices on purchases online.
I am happy I helped people to avoid lossing their money on fake online purchases !

I remember when I started the market was fairly free ... not to many scammers online and there was room for me.
I worked with a friend... we got lucky the first day.. In I think about 3 hrs we convinced someone to send the money ( 800 USD )
using Western Union for a laptop.
I was so happy but so afraid at the same time... I thought we were going to get caught soon after but it didn't happen that way :)
We didn't cashout the money ourselves we had somebody in France , I think that time , who was doing that for us and taking his share.
Those money came at the perfect moment but for money the moments are always perfect.
From that moment I knew my life was going to change altough I was really really scared a few days after thinking of how somebody would
knock at my door and take me to prison. What can I say I was young and a newbie.
I still wanted to go on because I knew this was going to be a good oportunity for me and I did but on my own , my friend didn't want to continue
This was the first step of my life when I started to change.


Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Let's learn something.

Email "Spamming" and Email "Spoofing"
Two terms to be familiar with in these days of increased communication via electronic mail: email "spamming" and email "spoofing".

Email "spamming" refers to sending email to thousands and thousands of users - similar to a chain letter. Spamming is often done deliberately to use network resources. Email spamming may be combined with email spoofing, so that it is very difficult to determine the actual originating email address of the sender. Some email systems, including our Microsoft Exchange, have the ability to block incoming mail from a specific address. However, because these individuals change their email address frequently, it is difficult to prevent some spam from reaching your email inbox.

Email spoofing refers to email that appears to have been originated from one source when it was actually sent from another source. Individuals, who are sending "junk" email or "SPAM", typically want the email to appear to be from an email address that may not exist. This way the email cannot be traced back to the originator.

Malicious Spoofing
There are many possible reasons why people send out emails spoofing the return address: sometimes it is simply to cause confusion, but more often it is to discredit the person whose email address has been spoofed: using their name to send a vile or insulting message.

Sometimes email spoofing is used for what is known as "social engineering", which aims to trick the recipient into revealing passwords or other information. For example, you get an email from what appears to be the LSE's email administrator, or from your ISP, asking you to go to a Web page and enter your password, or change it to one of their choosing. Alternatively, you might receive an email asking for detailed information about a project. The From field suggests that the message comes from the LSE, but instead it is from a competitor.

Dealing with a Spoofed Email
There is really no way to prevent receiving a spoofed email. If you get a message that is outrageously insulting, asks for something highly confidential, or just plain doesn't make any sense, then you may want to find out if it is really from the person it says it's from. You can look at the Internet Headers information to see where the email actually originated.

Remember that although your email address may have been spoofed this does not mean that the spoofer has gained access to your mailbox.

Monday, December 4, 2006

More information soon !

Bear with me as I am preparing a simple tutorial on how to avoid spoof emails which allow most of the frauds to be commited. If you wouldn't submit your credit card information of your ebay user account will anyone else be using it ?
I guess not because they wouldn't know it. There are many methods that are able to prevent this from happening but it is hard and most of them are to complicated.
Remember simple things are the ones that make the difference in life !