Fake email from Army Capt

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This is the second scam email I’ve seen recently that claims to be from a person in the military. I guess the scammers think that those that might be scammed will have trust in an email from someone “in” the military. Note the reply to address shows @usarmy.gov A couple of things to note: the Read More

Fake Support Call from 989-256-3868

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I just happened to be at my home this morning…and I just happened to answer our home phone. Yep, we still have one, but it doesn’t ring much. This call was from a “Microsoft partner” and they received information from a “centralized server that my computer had critical errors”. Well, normally I’d tell them they Read More

Fake Flash Player is Outdate popup

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Look out for this fake. I recently came across it while researching on Google. The Google link took me to a legitimate site, then this popped up: We apparently have our “friends” at simplecomputerupgrade.info to thank for this crud. Notice the disclaimer near the bottom. I’m sure they paid a lawyer a few bucks to Read More

Fake email from a SSgt

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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

Whats App Scam email

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This email is brought to you by…well, oxyfreshmedicalcenter.com This site actually looks real.  It was probably hacked. As these clowns usually do, they are targeting Windows computers with a download virus/malware. Follow the link on a Windows computer and you are requested to download your “voicemail”. Follow the link on a Mac and you get Read More