We believe there are too many scammers, spammers and time-wasters. There are the bastards that steal from people, the lazy ones who send out spam because they can’t be bothered to think and then the general idiots just wasting our time with things we would never buy.
It’s time to Fight Back!
A “Scam” email or call is where the originator is trying to take money or something else valuable from you dishonestly.
These people are bastards and should be stopped wherever possible.
Online dating fraud cost the UK an estimated £34 million in 2015
58% of people in the UK received calls suspected to be from scammers in 2015
Identity theft costs UK citizens over a billion pounds a year
[figures provided by Action Fraud]
“Spam” emails are unsolicited bulk emails.
Businesses have legitimate reasons for sending out bulk emails on occasion but spammers send out vast amounts of bulk email indiscriminately.
Spam messages clog up the Internet and slow everything down.
Roughly 45% of the world’s emails are Spam. That’s 14.5 billion messages per day.
Spam is made up of
Spam emails are estimated to cost world business $20 billion per year in lost productivity and technical costs.
“Time–Wasters” are the people who send you messages or call you without any idea of whether the product or service will be of any interest to you. They should know better but are too lazy to check
e.g. recruitment agencies who send out inappropriate jobs that match a random word in your cv
or a business looking for local clients but sends it out to businesses across the whole country
Or endless offers for website building and SEO from people across the globe
The time-wasters are the inefficiencies we all pay for.
We will do what we can to prevent scammers, spammers and time-waters. Unfortunately, they keep thinking up new ways to scam us so we must fight back and beat them at their game
- Educate people to avoid scammers
- Warn of Latest Scams
- Provide information on what to do in the event of being scammed
- Advise on technology and tools that help you to avoid Scammers, Spammers and Time-Wasters
The Fightback Ninja
He is our friend dedicated to stopping scammers, spammers and time-wasters. He writes a blog at http://fightback.ninja , uses our social media Twitter, Facebook and more.
He also broadcasts on Brooklands Radio on a Tuesday and Friday morning at 11:30
He will post anything he can find that helps people to fight back against the scammers, spammers and time-wasters.
Plus warnings of new scams, advice on how to protect yourself against such people and guidance on who can help if you have been scammed.
How Can You Help?
If you agree with us that we should fightback against scammers, spammers and time-wasters then you can help
- Write articles for Fightback Online or Fightback Ninja Blog (http://fightback.ninja) to help people avoid these problems and to fightback when faced with them. Comment on the articles and blog posts. Tell us your stories of dealing with scammers, spammers and time-wasters.
- Join us on social media – Twitter, Facebook. Follow and like.
- Spread the word
Thank You, Fightback Ninja