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Author Topic: "Dangerous Practices" & "Financial Attacks" Wiki  (Read 364 times)
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February 21, 2014, 09:36:23 AM

Any interest? Busy with other side projects atm, outside normal stuff. Vision:

Peer-edited (maybe not publicly edited until/unless enough interest for it to robustly combat spam/vandalism) wiki going over various methods of scamming in various sectors. Perhaps authoritative sources should be required for article "seeding" (creating a proper scope and path for the article to be further contributed to).

Articles would be written for each particular trade sector. Maybe you have peer-to-peer loans, pre-ordering, escrow, all more related to crypto, then escrow (real estate), business-issued loans, insurance [broken down by category], used car purchasing, and the like targeted at a general audience.

Articles may also cover specific, particularly common and/or complicated "attacks" in trade. Maybe... "vaporware attack," or "building owner impersonation attack."

Article stub:

Vaporware attack
Vaporware attacks (also known as pre-order scams) are described as when a company sells theoretical products they claim to make in the future. For whatever reason, these products are not delivered as advertised or never delivered in any form.

Attack vectors
Vaporware attacks are most likely to occur when the manufacturer is permitted to use pre-order money without restraint, or before manufacturing is ready to begin.

Attack signatures
Signs of having purchased vaporware may include the manufacturer's CTO appearing in an online forum image with a red clown nose.

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I'm already tired of writing this.

Restitution from manufacturers which haven't declared bankruptcy is generally a straight-forward and rewarding process so long as you have a sound purchase agreement. You should first attempt contacting the company using a recorded means of communication to present your concerns and record their statement. [Break down relevant laws by country... Wiki could be language-segregated depending on size.]

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Wiki should not have scam accusations, which would be a giant clusterfuck. Overall goal is to "compress" and unify the many, many "loose" articles on the Internet and in print to allow users to access concise, searchable information.
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February 21, 2014, 10:20:35 AM

Thanks you for the information.
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