Fake Gmail Warning

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Yep, that scaring warning about deactivation will get people moving. This fake is pretty dangerous. It is not a link to some lame ad. This is a serious attempt to phish your gmail credentials. If you were to follow the link, and you use Firefox, you’d be given a number of warnings that the page Read More

Fake Domain Renewal Emails

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  It is one thing when the…less than honest…folks send you an email about your expiring domain name attempting to get you to switch your domain name to them, now you have a worse situation. Notice in the image these guys aren’t even trying to hide the fact that they are sending from various fake/hacked Read More

Deposit to checking account made fake

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  This simple little fake email just showed up claiming to have deposited some money in my checking account. It was sent to the email address registered to the domain, so they are scraping that. The from is fake. The report spam email address is different than the from and is a dead or hacked Read More

Fake Paypal Security Account Verification

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  This fake PayPal security notification is classic. It has an attached html item that you are expect to click on. Normally we run these through a stand along computer and see what was really in the attachment. This time we deleted the email before doing so. Chances are it was either: A phishing page Read More

Nokia Fake Email

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Not sure what they expect from this weak example, but there must be enough people out there who will click on anything. Remember this golden rule: if you do not know who sent you the email…WHO not that you are familiar with the company name…do NOT open any attachment. Also, the fact that it is Read More

Publisher’s Clearing House Scam

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First let me be clear, Publisher’s Clearing House was not who called me, but someone claiming to be PCH. They/he called my cell. Foreign accent. Told me I won second place worth $850,000. I told him I hadn’t entered. He said, “Do you shop at Walmart or Walgreen’s or Dollar General?”  Yes, I do. “Do Read More

Fake Support Call from 845-831-6882

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Hey, this just happened again… I just happened to answer our home phone. This call was from a “Microsoft partner” and they received information from a “centralized server that my computer had critical errors”. I had just received another scam call, so didn’t have much patience. I told them I use a Mac. This didn’t Read More

Fake 2nd Notice Again email

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A couple of things to note on this: The from email is…interesting, Subject line of “2ND NOTICE AGAIN” is obviously there to rattle you To: line is blank. For those wondering what “codicil” means, well: noun noun: codicil; plural noun: codicils an addition or supplement that explains, modifies, or revokes a will or part of Read More

Fake Norton Popup

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So I’m surfing along minding my own business when I click a link from a very popular news aggregation website. The next thing I see is this BS. It is merely a fake web page that causes no harm, but you will have trouble closing just this tab. You’ll probably have to Ctrl-Alt-Del then end Read More

Fake AMEX Activity email

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Got this fake recently. Not a bad job of looking real…other than the email address obviously isn’t me, and the from is a .gov. If you had an AMEX card I can see you might fall for it. The site you are taken to has been hijacked.