Author Archives: thecomputerperson

“mugleyandco.co.uk” CEO / Director wire transfer fraud

A recently registered domain is being used in attempts to defraud companies and organisations out of money using BACS / Bank transfers. mugleyandco.co.uk Registrant details are a fictitious company at a real address. The scam starts with a contact within … Continue reading

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Whatsapp spreading spam “IDN” links (offr.rocks / milolead.com)

Today I delved into a bit of Whatsapp spam doing the rounds in the UK. This junk spreads using a Whatsapp message the same or similar to: “Hey ! Waitrose celebrates its 113th anniversary and giving away FREE gift voucher … Continue reading

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Scummy fake tech support department on “1-855-676-2448” pretending to be genuine companies support.

These people are posting to youtube videos and many other places pretending to be customer care for genuine companies like AVG, HP, Quicken, Dell, Skype etc. Needless to say – they are NOT the official support and are likely to … Continue reading

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Scummy fake tech support department “1-888-738-4333” and “1-844-711-1008”

Another day browsing the internet and another scummy fake tech support company. This time trying to be support for almost every service in the world.  One day I will call them and post the recording.   They don’t post a … Continue reading

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“01263 402788” TalkTalk Western Union scammers

It has been a while since I’ve had a report of one of these.. but today there was a victim. The victim had a call from 01263402788 from someone claiming to be from TalkTalk. The caller reportedly knew the make and … Continue reading

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Suspicious online store “www.atlantic-electrics.com”, “bidtravel@ya.ru” and “trkajtools.com”

Today I came across another suspicious website. This one is advertising on Amazon and other locations: The website advertised is “www.atlantic-electrics.com”.. upon further inspection the following are red flags: The domain has only been registered since 26th October 2017.. Not … Continue reading

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Fix for Wireshark error “wireshark api-ms-win-crt-runtime”

Some of my systems have been giving the error “The program can’t start because api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem.” after updating Wireshark.. took me a while to identify why. Simple once you … Continue reading

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Hotels.com send spam from their China division to Lord of the Rings Onlike hacked email addresses!

Simple as that.. a unique address I used with Lord of the Rings Online, an online game, was sent official hotels.com spam in Chinese. Poor show and amazing that a large company doesn’t care where they source their mailing lists … Continue reading

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How to list available wifi access points on ZeroShell

If you use Zero Shell and want to see which wireless networks access points are visible to it the web interface does not allow you to do anything wifi based. The SSH “push button” interface also doesn’t offer this function. … Continue reading

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Fake virus warning on “s3-74-183-24-164-ap-southeast-2-amazonaws-com.ga” leading to tech support scam number.

A very unusual way I came across this one. I have several Google Alerts setup for keywords.. Google emailed me an alert for a very, very obscure search that I had setup. Being unlikely to be a sensible result I … Continue reading

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