More Fake Drop Box Emails

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Normally this would be 2 posts, but since I received these emails within 10 minutes of each other…and they point to the same place while appearing slightly different, well, I’ve decided to put them in one place. What we have here is a standard human engineering attempt. I don’t use Dropbox. Also, I don’t know Read More

Fake DropBox email

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More attempts to fake us out with a “document” from “Dropbox”. A few quick things to note: From is hinky, Subject is general, but could fake you out. To is blank (big red flag). There there is this: Hover over the link and you see the link has nothing to do with dropbox, but some Read More

Basic fake China Bank email

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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.

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

Credit Card Transaction Scam

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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