A Blow by Blow Example Of A Cyber Crime

Someone tried to scam me out of $18,840. They failed but I played with them so that I can share with you how a typical cyber-crime works. It starts out with an email asking me for a price quote. These emails are sent to sales agents whose job it is to sell, sell and sell… Read More A Blow by Blow Example Of A Cyber Crime

Windows Tech Support Scam Call Recording November 2017

Yesterday I received one of those scam unsolicited calls from “Windows Technical Support” telling me my computer was being hacked and they were going to helpfully help me fix it. The scam works by getting the unsuspecting user to allow them to access the computer via a remote connection. When they access your computer, they… Read More Windows Tech Support Scam Call Recording November 2017

HOT to pay for baseball stadium but what about occupancy rates?

The El Paso voters recently increased the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) from 15.5% to 17.5%. According to the city’s documents the new tax rate, the two percent increase, will be used to fund the new baseball arena. The same documentation adds that the revenues collected, including the increase, will be a little under $112 million annually.… Read More HOT to pay for baseball stadium but what about occupancy rates?

Automatic Renewal Scams: How to beat them: XM Radio, a case study

In my opinion, one of the most abusive techniques employed by companies is the “give me your credit card” and by the way; “you are signing up for automatic renewals”. The most obvious reason companies do this is because the sales cycle is the most expensive component of the company’s revenue stream. Eliminating sales efforts… Read More Automatic Renewal Scams: How to beat them: XM Radio, a case study

Stadium for El Paso; Hand out the gas masks to mask the stench of corruption

Nothing the El Paso elite do any more surprises me but the stench of corruption just gets stronger each day. City Council’s latest ploy to get the community to fund the playgrounds for the rich is the latest round of stadium talk. City Council, in their limited ability to understand that they are just puppets… Read More Stadium for El Paso; Hand out the gas masks to mask the stench of corruption

Political Shenanigans: Bordering on Corruption

As the political season gets fully underway the political shenanigans are starting to make their appearance. I call them shenanigans because although not illegal, they nonetheless border on unethical behavior, if not outright corruption. El Paso has been dealing with numerous criminal investigations around the notion of public corruption for the last seven to ten… Read More Political Shenanigans: Bordering on Corruption