Western Union Scam Email

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I do want to be clear, these emails are not “from” Western Union, but…in theory, they use the Western Union name to give them credibility. Anyhow, here is one of the more lame attempts I’ve seen in some time:

Fake EZ Pass Strikes Again

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  Well, the fact that we keep receiving these fake EZ Pass email notices tells me something…it tells me either it works or these guys are idiots and just keep trying. The bigger problem here is, previously these emails merely took you to a website advertising…stuff. This one actually asks you to download a zip Read More

Spell Correctly or Look Out

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So I went to Pinterest.com today…well, not exactly I accidentally dropped the “i”. What came next was a real pin in the butt. First, a quick redirect to www.call-computer-help.com And yes, they then attempt to put you in a panic. Next comes the pop-up: Good and official looking.  Normally you can click the “X” and Read More

IRS Scam Phone Calls

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Be aware of phone calls that people claiming to be from the IRS. The Revenue Service and Treasury inspectors have issued warnings about a nationwide phone scam targeting taxpayers. Callers claim to be IRS employees and alter the caller ID readout to make it look as if the IRS really is calling (very easy to Read More