Monthly Archives: March 2011

DVLA “Update Your License Details” Scam e-mail Warning

Watch out for emails claiming to be from DVLA asking you to verify your driving licence details via an online link – it’s a scam. DVLA has not sent any such email, so if you get one delete it immediately.

This is a phishing exercise. Phishing is a way of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used to lure the unsuspecting public.… Click here to continue reading this article

Dyson Spare Parts Shop

Looking for a Dyson spare parts shop local to you?

If you need Dyson spare parts, Dyson Hoover parts, Dyson vacuum cleaner parts, Dyson upright vacuum cleaner spares, Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner parts, Dyson compact vacuum cleaner parts, or in fact any part for any Dyson vac, cheaper than Dyson UK will charge you, you just found the right page!

Buying mail order or direct from the internet is the cheapest method you will find. But, you shouldn’t just choose any old website. Who are they? Will they deliver?

It is far preferable to use not only a well-regarded and trusted supplier, but one who has an actual bricks and mortar shop too.

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Paypal Scammer Jeff Smith

It never ceases to amaze me when people who use Paypal think they can stiff over sellers of goods on the internet. If the seller is abroad, they think they become even more faceless and hope the seller will just roll over and accept a fraudulent chargeback.

Jeff Smith is a guy who bought a book on a particular niche in internet dating. In fact, he liked it so much he bought two. Then he got greedy and decided that having bought one, he should be able to buy one and get another free.… Click here to continue reading this article

NatWest Nigerian Scam in Russian Language

Here is a Nigerian scammer who speaks Russian who may be soon invading your email inbox. His email is which suggests Italy, but his IP address is which traces to Warri in Nigeria. Yet he gives a dodgy UK cellular based telephone number +44 70457 07946 which is nothing at all to do with Russia, Italy or Nigeria.

So here is our scamming Nigerian email in Russian:

Добрый день!
У меня есть мужество, чтобы искать надежный и честный человек, которые будут способны помочь мне в этой финансовой операции полагать, что вы никогда не подводил меня ни сейчас, ни в будущем.
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HP Image Zone and Windows 7

If you have an HP printer and enjoy the free Image Zone software that comes with it, beware of upgrading to Windows 7.

HP Image Zone does not work on Windows 7. There is no fix, no workaround and no Windows 7 driver. HP doesn’t support the software any more, and has no intention of writing updated drivers for it. There is no later programme they offer that offers anything near the functionality.

I Googled this subject to death recently and this is the cast iron result. MS knows all about these type of issues and has something called an “XP Compatibility Pack” that is supposed to solve these problems.… Click here to continue reading this article