Articles by Ben Rothke about scams, scammers, robocallers and more.

Ben Rothke
2 min readMar 26, 2024

Here are the articles I have written about scams as of June 2024:

There’s a lot of money to be made in crypto — if you are a scammer — if someone reaches out to you about investing in crypto, 100% it’s a scammer.

When #OpenToWork is really #OpenToScam
LinkedIn has turned into a cesspool of scammers for job hunters

When becomes Booking.Scam

Facebook doesn’t care about fraud — and neither do LinkedIn, Instagram or TikTok.

Why you should never sign up for an online casino sportsbook free offer- Internet gambling has been a boon to the casinos.

The great Facebook snack scam of 2023

How To Land a Remote, Six-Figure Cybersecurity Job in Just 45 Days — scammer selling an expensive course telling people they can get a high paying information security job in 45 days without any experience.

Wrong number texts — a brilliant yet simple attack vector — AKA pig butchering. Run by very well organized and sophisticated criminal organizations.

New Year, new scams — welcome to 2023

Stopping scam robocalls, one monthly credit after another



Ben Rothke

I work in information security at Tapad. Write book reviews for the RSA blog, & a Founding member of the Cloud Security Alliance and Cybersecurity Canon.