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

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 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 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

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