Illusory Script contract fraud

I have an idea, I am playing a classic contract-type fiend warlock very much a "sign on the dotted line and you will have ____…. in exchange for your soul" and I was planning on using Illusory Script for contract fraud and want to know if it would work. For example, I write up a contract that says "I (warlock name) will give you a cup of tea, in exchange, you (victim name) will give me your soul… sign here _____" But then use an illusion to make it bog-standard fair contract. Obviously, the areas you sign are the same on both versions. Are there any obvious issues or workaround I would worry about?


First, they asked tons of documents to verify our Business account.
Then they have provided a Euro account details and said we can receive Wire Transfer from all over the world in it.

One of client sent a Wire of $ 550 from the United States.
It's been more than 20 days now, Paxum saying we are looking, searching etc….

The client has provided all the pieces of evidence of Wire Sent. We lost Client as well as $ 550.

Paxum support is terrible. They don't reply for a week or so…


Mail interception fraud

Recently my company has been the target of a mail fraud attempt for the second time this year.

The fraud goes as followed:

1) My company sends an invoice to a customer with the email address (email address from the responsible for invoicing, fake name). This email never reaches the customer.

2) sends a mail to the customer that we currently have an other bank account where payments should be made.

3) My company sends a reminder when the payment is late. This mail also doesn’t reach the customer. Instead sends the reminder with minor changes (the bank account) to the customer.

The customer always has a conversation with Alice about the change of bank account and always receives answers. My boss is cc’ed in all the emails but he never receives the emails.

The email addresses are hosted on o365.

In January we have had this for the first time, recently we have had the same thing but with a different client. Both times the emails were send from

How does this fraud work?

What can I do to prevent this from happening?

How to prevent / take action against “Merchant Name” fraud?

I work for a charity in Australia. On a couple of recent occasions we have seen this behaviour by thieves:

  1. People search for cheap Dyson vacuum cleaners.
  2. They find a website which claims to sell (cheap) Dyson vacuum cleaners.
  3. They pay using their credit card.
  4. The website uses a variation of OUR NAME (i.e. not their name, but a variation of our legal name) as their ‘Merchant Name’.
  5. The users never get their vacuum cleaner, so they check their statement and see our name there.
  6. Then they google our name and complain that we are scamming them.

We contacted Visa (who told us to contact our bank), our bank fraud team told us to contact ACORN (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network) – they said there is nothing they can do, and to contact ACCC (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission). I can’t see what good that is going to do as they are not Australian companies.

Can people just make up a fake ‘Merchant Name’ with impunity?

Surely there must be a way to trace the merchant name back to the issuing bank and alert them that their customer is using a fraudulent name?

What are the checks on ‘Merchant Name’ – I would have thought you need supporting evidence that the name relates to your business?

What can we do? Thanks!

(Let me know if this is not the right forum).

Credit card requires scans of drivers license to clear fraud

Someone stole my phone number from Comcast, then my Capital One credit card. I’m fearing identity fraud. I finally fixed the phone but Capital One is requiring me to send them a copy of my drivers license to confirm my identity before they clear my credit card fraud. Here’s what happened: someone pretending to be me ordered a new card, over the phone, to be shipped to a different address. I was never contacted about this even though they gave me a big speech how they verify everything. When confronted they would not tell me how they attempted to contact me to verify this. This is a card I have not used in over a year (kept for emergencies), and is kept locked in a box in my house. Capital One did call me about possible fraud, but says I need to verify my identity and the only way I can do this is to send them a copy of my drivers license. They will not accept me going to the local federal agency, sheriff or their branch office and show any collection of IDs.
I’ve been advised by professionals not to do this, especially since it looks like I may also be a victim of identity theft – the only way these thieves could’ve gotten a physical credit card and my phone number is to have very personal information. Therefore, giving more personal information to the people who were possibly involved seems very dubious at best but after going back and forth with them for hours on several phone calls they’re not budging. Is there any way around it? Is it legal for them to demmand this?

Am I scamed? FA exchange trading company is fraud? They are requesting taxes

Are those thieves? I have created a balance of BTC with them and they now request to pay taxes in order to be able to withdraw my profit so I am worried about and wonder why they do no keep the taxes from my earnings?

Additionally to report that they do not allow any withdrawal until they receive the taxes however I have found out that they are included at “bad list” I do not have a bitcoin wallet; but FA exchange never advised me to open one. Should I create one and request from them to transfer the bitcoins there? What about the taxes in this case, should be deducted?

Any kind of advice on how to continue further on to cash/ redeem my Bitcoin would be usable.

f3 Fight Flash Fraud: “f3probe command not found” Mac OS Mojave

I’m testing SD Flash Cards and my linux machine decided to be rude and stop operating the SD Card Reader (time for a USB device). So I switched over to the reliable old iMac to happily find that F3 can be installed via Homebrew. After the brief installation however, Bash cannot find f3probe, an essential testing tool that is supposed to come together with f3 for SD Card Fraud testing. F3Read and Write do appear, while no commands or manual entries exist for f3probe or f3fix.

sudo: f3probe: command not found 

Thanks for your time,