Going over the statistics for the Proxy List, I noticed a new trend. Over 27% of my unique users come from Cameroon. In fact these folks (Cameroonis?) have taken the top spot from the USA and pushed Spain down to #3 (I never did look into why Spain was so fond of proxies but they were always there at the #2 spot consistently).
Although I have been shown to be out of the loop on hardware issues, I'm generally well-informed when it comes to security. And my own Web site. I think.
So I hit up Google on the subject and found this story. Here is a telling excerpt:
Scamming has become a very lucrative business among youths, especially among university students most of whom have either abandoned studies or graduated and are jobless. Through this new-found medium of getting easy wealth, youths now drive posh cars and own the latest design of mobile phones. In the small University of Buea community, there is a new group of affluent youths who inundate bars on a daily basis and stay all day long in cyber cafes, luring and defrauding gullible people.Also I found this recent article concerning cheap Internet availability in Cameroon. Check out the vid on that page for "Super Camerooni".
Arguably, scamming is one of the most booming and ‘admired’ industry that employs thousands of youths throughout the country. Police sources revealed to The Post that internet scamming greatly tarnishes the image of the country, eroding its credibility. Meanwhile, The Post learnt that it is difficult to charge and prosecute scammers since it is difficult either for the victims (most or all of whom are foreigners) to come to Cameroon and make claims in court or show evidence that they were defrauded by one individual or the other.
Whether this is a new development or just under-reported, it's news to me. I know the security lists have been mum on the subject (419 scams are usually brushed off, there's never any new info). Perhaps all African scammers are labelled "Nigerian" just to save column space. Regardless, Cameroonis are hitting the list like a red headed stepchild at Kroger's (local joke, I think). Scammers need proxies. I have proxies, which, for the most part, I have stolen from scammers (the database has nearly a million proxies - mostly dead - that came from a single scammer site).
Does that make me an accessory? I hope not. If it does I'd like a percentage for my trouble, thank you.
mey mr hinky. please we will need your contact information so we can be able to reach you.ReplyDelete
But I don't want to buy a puppy!ReplyDelete
please just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .we can talk more on how to give you a percentage.ReplyDelete
Mr Hink i thank you for what you are doing.i love this site because every day i get new anonymous proxies.Please contact me at email@example.com so that we can talk businessReplyDelete
Dear Mr hinky, wow ! ! good story but i don't see how that concerns you, maybe you should shut down your website if you don't want it to be used.ReplyDelete
It doesn't bother me.ReplyDelete
hello Mr Hinky i understand how you feel and think about cameroonians well you see let me let you know more......think of a child who just completed his secondry school studies after loosing his parents and sponsoured by his uncles who now turn the world on him and in this situation he tries to get him self to the university and only ends up seeing he can't affored his fees and rents. one day he notices that an hour or 2 spend at the cyber can earn him hundreds of thousands ...that with you help(hope you understand what i mean) so should he just go outside there and hold a gun pointing at inocent people at night and even ending up killing some who say they have no cash on the for real ..or should he just sit calmly at the cyber dtore and AVENCHE our 4fathers for the meseries and pains put upon us...while regarded by the scammed(Europeans) as Slaves times back....well living a luxury life is normal for the well living, better still not all scammers leave that way ...i won't encourage them but i will say those are poeple who only are victims of circumstancies and i think think all they need is Employment of which the government is backholding.....so you see her in cameroon not the scammers are to be blammed but the government for being the cause-effect. anyway thanks to you for solving the problem of unemployment here for use and i know by his grace one day i will change from my deeds......and become a person who can boost to create jobs oppotunities in his county and limit the rate of scamming.....if you could me me score my goal quicker then i think i can then contact me at : firstname.lastname@example.org .....for any advices and maybe talks like a child to father issue.....cause i have no parents am 19 and living a life from hand to mouth. but sure to achive my dreams someday......thanks for the patience to read all through if you completed stay wise and meet your goals too in life....Allino€ReplyDelete
I have no preconceptions one way or the other about Cameroonians. I do know they are excellent judges of proxy lists!ReplyDelete
In this life, you have to do what you need to survive. What those things are, are determined (and often limited) by the society you are born into.
Good luck with your studies!
he mr dinky i am new and i want you to tell me more about scammingReplyDelete
I am a Big Time Security Professional, not a scammer. There's still a lot I have to learn.ReplyDelete
boy wona try for di give we da proxies all the time especially for kijiji.ca and kijiji.comReplyDelete
hi di is cool will creat something new if scaming should end to day;impossible is not cameroon we need the ip just give us ./tk noelReplyDelete
This is papa Dollars.I do enjoy your proxies and indeed they are very helpful.I pray God keeps you alive and that you have many more days on earth like President Biya, so as to continue providing proxies for us. Stay Blessed and continue with your hard work.
Dear hinky,i love this game and i won't blame myself if i don't stop it. I don't care even if i get emplyed or not, i just do what i think i can get cash from it. Please provde more proxies especially the anonymous. We hope you get the best in the world one day. Ciao!!!ReplyDelete
Pappa Dollars, thank you for your blessing. I will continue my work as long as I can, but the economy in the USA is in the crapper and I doubt if I can continue my work for much longer.ReplyDelete
As for long life, I'll take whatever I can get.
Oh My God, Why this stupid US economy. Do they want us to die of hunger and stavation? They should help take down our president so that we can be employed and have something doing. If not, Just continue your work and release to us mostly the elits proxy. I wish i was your student.ReplyDelete
Thanks and god bless you.
By August 5th I will know how my future looks, but from where I stand now it doesn't look good. If I in fact join the ranks of the unemployed, everything will be very likely gone by September first.ReplyDelete
Enjoy it while you can!
but i think President obama will do something about this US economy. everything will be fine, just keep up faith.ReplyDelete
Mr Hinky contact me for business through email@example.com . I want to buy proxies .ReplyDelete
Mr hinky, thnx for the proxies. here is Mr-Spoil money. thnxReplyDelete
hi hinky i am glad u can understand what its all about here in cameroon maybe one day when we got dat cheddar we shall return to our victimsReplyDelete
thanks for your proxies there are the best man
we are hustlers
Hi Hinky, this is STARVO, i am very pleased with your proxies.i will be very happy if you can allways upload more UK proxies because i always find those of usa but that of uk seems rare.thanks again for your kindnessReplyDelete
STARVO, since I pull only the working proxies from other proxy lists on the Web, I have no control over where the proxies are located.ReplyDelete
Sorry to let you down.
Personally, I always used to prefer German proxies. Those are hard to find now, too.
Hinky, this is Dabbleed, i just want to support what Starvo said,I searched all through your 10 pages today and i didnt get a working uk proxy, is there any way u can link me up to where i can find them, espeacially those with ports 3128,8085 and 9090.Thanks again for your kindnessReplyDelete
Dabbleed, I rechecked all 3356 dead UK proxies in the gold database and only 29 came back to life.ReplyDelete
They will show up in the list in about 90 minutes (8AM EDT). 9 of those were CoDeeN servers, so you will only see 20 tops.
There are over 30,000 dead UK proxies in the BIG database, but at the moment I don't have a good way to test them.
Remember, I use GeoCityLite to locate the IP address and it is only 90% accurate. Use at your own risk.
But I will tell you what I told Starvo. If you can't find them here, you won't find them anywhere.
Thanks Again Hinky, i will be waiitng patiently for your pages to upload or refresh so that i can do some work.DabbleedReplyDelete
Dabbleed - Since they're listed by date found, you will find most of them on pages 7-12.ReplyDelete
Sorry for the lack of "sort by country" functionality. I plan to fix that one of these days.
Be nice. No puppy scams!
Hinky, i like your sense of humour, but damn NO, i aint into puppy scams, i am doing something more professional, trust me.But i know you are the BOSS...thanks again DabbleedReplyDelete
Hinky....you are one hell of a guy, very funny..i mean reading this (I haven't been married in over six years, but we had sexual counseling every day from Oral Roberts!!) made me feel good today.thanksReplyDelete
Good Day Mr Hinky,I was wondering why proxies with the port #8085,8080,80 in the United States does not work anymore .We need American Proxies Please.ThanksReplyDelete
Hey Mr Hinky we will be impressed if you provide us with highly anonymous proxies in the United States.I was also wondering if you could provide me with the proxy of the google net work.ThanksReplyDelete
The port 8085 proxies are all Koobface-infected machines. It's very likely they were cleaned up after the last Patch Tuesday by Microsoft's Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT). Or those machines have been powered off.ReplyDelete
I would stay away from them unless you actually like flirting with disaster.
"Hey Mr Hinky we will be impressed if you provide us with highly anonymous proxies in the United States.I was also wondering if you could provide me with the proxy of the google net work.Thanks"
I have no control over where the proxies come from. I just harvest them from other published lists. I'm not sure what you mean by a Google proxy.
BTW, I'm not here to impress anyone.
Mr Hinky, for like a week now you have carefully avoided uploading UK based proxies, please advice where can harvest them. JAMReplyDelete
hinky, are you there.JamReplyDelete
I'm here, but I'm not answering any questions about UK proxies.ReplyDelete
ok ok ok ok, please advice where we can get them Mr Hinky, we need them very badlyReplyDelete
hinky, what do you do exactly.i need help with hacking ome credit cardsReplyDelete
Sorry, dude, I don't do cc hacking. Just proxies. I am one of the Good Guys. Don't let the Cameroonians confuse you!ReplyDelete
but men, what do you do with the proxies, men i dont get itReplyDelete
Hey Cameroon! Was this you guys?ReplyDelete
Looks like somebody proxified these poor Brits' router before making their lives miserable.
ha ha ha ha haha, dats funny manReplyDelete
i checked lately and realised you have really pleased these cameroonians who demanded for uk proxies because you put some up these few days.well Thats good, atleast you are helping them out man,Peace
Like I've said many times before, I have no control over where the proxies come from. It's all the luck of the draw.ReplyDelete
I'd like to see more Euro proxies and less Chinese & Brazilian servers but you take what you can get.
I use the uk proxies alot too, so that is the reason i commented about them. there aint no working one now in your site,can u draw some more and let me see if i can be lucky to get a working oneReplyDelete
It's been a while now i can not find any french(france) proxies..I'll like to get more france proxies. thank you very much for the help man please hinky contact me via email we have much to discuss-Buisness if possible.ReplyDelete
Boro darking - I know you need these proxies, this kid you will never change.
MR HINKY,I THINK YOU SHOULD BE A HACKER OR SCAMMER.BECAUSE I DON'T SEE HOW A SECURITY PROFESSIONAL SHOULD BE PROVIDING IP ADDRESSES FOR PEOPLE TO USE TO FAKE THIER IDS WITH.OR YOU ARE A WHITE HAT IN DISGUISE,BUT I SEE YOU AS A BLACK HAT.SO ARE YOU FOR AMERICA,CAMEROON,YOURSELF OR SECURITY.ReplyDelete
Didn't anyone ever tell you that posting in ALL CAPS is bad netiquette?ReplyDelete
Anyway, I have my motives, the primary one being privacy. I did this because, as a consumer of proxies, I can't stand going to a proxy list only to find nothing but dead proxies.
So, yes, it's a matter of self-interest. Everything else is secondary to that. If I could scam a quick five or ten million bux I'd probably go for it and move to Argentina at the drop of a hat (black, white, gray, whatever), but sadly I don't have those kind skillz. Meanwhile, being a high paid security consultant feeds the kitty cats.
And never forget you're using my services at your own risk.
Think about that.
Well Well well, Hinky,i am still on the issue of UK proxies, is it a mere co incidence that every other country features but UK proxies are noticeably absent.I know you dont make them, you simply "harvest" them, but can your harvesteing versell do us some good by plucking some uk proxies, be it dead or alive we dont mind.ReplyDelete
I also know u r not here for us, but as u said above we are using at our own risk.
I don't post dead proxies no matter where they come from. I don't like dead proxies. That's the reason I started the list in the first place.ReplyDelete
Have you guys looked into homeless Chihuahua doggy scams? Very hot in the US these days (the dogs, not the scam).
Check it here:
If you use this idea I get a 10% finders fee.
OH MR HINKY, IF YOU WERE HERE YOU WILL DO SAME , PLEASE IT IS GOOD FOR YOU TO GO ABOUT COMPLAINING WITHOUT KNOWING THE REASONS WHY OUR PEOPLE DEFRAUD , RATHER KNOW WHY THEY SCAM AND YOU WILL PITY THEMReplyDelete
.SO WHEN NEXT YOU PUT AN ARTICLE ABOUT THEIR SCAMS ALSO PUT ANOTHER ON HOW THEY CAN GET EMPLOYMENT
I'm not complaining. I was just aggravated about the UK proxies issue because I couldn't get my point across.ReplyDelete
I ALWAYS POST IN CAPS TO MAKE YOU HOW ANGRY I AM. whatever the case we are all humans struggling to make ends meet my brother. hope you get paid for the good job you are doing getting proxies for those who can not get paid ones .have a nice day Mr hinky dink hahhahah lolReplyDelete
that is a good one i hope so
I hear you! I'm not sure what the rest of the world expects of Cameroon, but you should do whatever you're best at to make your mark.ReplyDelete
I don't get paid anything for this but I'm currently wrapping up my proxy research project, so it's about to pay off.
If you'd like to contribute, give me some technical details on how you use proxies in your work.
Thanks for the wonderful proxies you provide .as for my experience using them , they are first of all very good as compare to other free proxy list .just for the fact that it can not sufficiently hide ids . like going through some webs without the notice of a webmasterReplyDelete
however keep on doing the good job
it good man keep it up am provide us with more ips especially australian ipsReplyDelete
i will like fresh powerful Malaysia proxy or ip.you can contact me through firstname.lastname@example.org will be very great if my request is grantedReplyDelete
HEY MR HINKY I NEED A VERY STRONG US OR GERMAN IP I WANNA SELL MY PUPS DAWGReplyDelete
hello Mr. HinkyReplyDelete
your site has been of help to us and many others, we know you love what you are doing, you have changed the lives of thousand, will you stop or continue?
HAPPY NEW YEAR HINKY
The proxy list runs itself now. I don't actually do much anymore. I will go on but one more DMCA takedown and I'm gone.ReplyDelete
I'm still thinking about selling tee shirts!
Yes i am call KUPE/MUANEGUBAH WE LIKE YOUR WORK AND STAY BLESS Mr Hink AND PLEASE SEND US MORE STRONG IP AND FAST ? at email@example.comReplyDelete
Hey Mr Hinky, Scamming does pay ok? Please give us goos ips and we will give your percentage ok?ReplyDelete
we need german ipsReplyDelete
Mr dink, please do get Belgium in to your list more often okay. Great job manReplyDelete