The good is these guys really screwed up with the email. As you can tell, there are a few, hopefully obvious, issues. 1) No name in the To: block. 2) An attachment that is a .htm, never open these. 3) “Raw” html showing in the email, which they didn’t intend. Seeing the raw email does Read More
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
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
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.
Somehow these criminals think that by invoking the impression of them being in the military…somehow…this will make their lame scam email more believable. Maybe it does, maybe this does work. I received this email twice today, an hour apart. Oh, and while researching something in this email, the link from the Google search took me Read More
There is just no reason to fall for anything like this. We see from the heading information it is in Spanish, yet the letter is in English and the “person” writing it is a very non-Spanish non-Chinese James Morrow. Also, you’ll see his email is @rogers.com. Rogers is a Canadian cell phone company.
So this one is “from” Kevin Rowcliffe who must work at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. This is simply deduced by the from address. So, there is nothing in the body and just an attachment. This should send your suspicion on high alert. Well, on a stand alone computer we opened the doc. Interestingly, Read More
If you have a credit card…and if your credit card company is descent, you then should have some sort of card abuse function with your card. Though I use a reputable card company, I know that there algorithm for triggering alerts is not the best, hence I get a few calls a month for benign Read More