Microsoft is the largest, most profitable software company in the world.
And its profits are still being generated by the same engines that have driven Microsoft for years: Office, Windows, and its server division.
Scam-Detective: How did you get involved in scamming people on the Internet?
John: I come from a poor family in Lagos, Nigeria. We did not have very much money and good jobs are hard to find. I was approached to work for a gang master when I was 15, because I had done well in school with my English, and was getting to be good with computers. The gang master was offering good money and I took the chance to help my family.
Scam-Detective: Do you think that your teachers at school had reported your talents to the gang master?
John: Yes. There is a lot of corruption in Nigeria and the gangs pay well to find people with good English skills to work the scams.
Scam-Detective: What kind of scams were you involved with?
John: Mainly advance fee fraud where we would tell people that someone has died and left millions in a bank or safety deposit box and that we needed help to get it out of the country. That is the most successful type of scam, but I also did Phishing to try and get user names and passwords for peoples online bank accounts.
An airline has decorated one of its planes as an idiot’s guide to aviation — labelling things like the engines and where the pilot sits.
This is the sort of future vision that rational people run screaming from, and marketing departments soil their pants in glee over.