Tag Archives: Phishing Scams

Auto Warranty Phishing Scams

Auto Warranty Phishing Scams

Be on the lookout for any Auto Warranty emails. In most cases these are Phishing scams. I recently received this one in my inbox (below) and I immediately knew it was a scam because of senders email address. The senders email was from an AOL account and not from the actual company (Direct Auto Warranty) […]

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Policy Department Phishing Scam On The Loose!

Policy Department Phishing Scam On The Loose!

There’s an email or emails claiming “Your Auto-Coverage Policy Is Undergoing Changes.” This email is out to steal personal identifiable information to be sold to 3rd party companies or to be used to steal your identity. In any case, the email is a scam. When you click on the link in the email it takes […]

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6 Simple Email Security Tips Anyone Can Implement Today

6 Simple Email Security Tips Anyone Can Implement Today

Internet security can take many forms.  The key is assessing risk and identifying which online activities pose the most significant threat.  Anyone with an e-mail address is exposed to a variety of Internet security threats including malware, phishing, and spyware.  E-mail scams have become increasingly complex and more difficult to spot.  Fortunately, there are a […]

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The First Lady Has Been Hacked! Does the Secret Service Need Supplementing?

The First Lady Has Been Hacked! Does the Secret Service Need Supplementing?

First Jay-Z then his wife, Beyonce. Hillary Clinton has been there, too. The same with LAPD big shot Charlie Beck. And now, the First Lady Michelle Obama. These notable names all have one thing in common – they’ve joined the estimated 8.572 million Americans who are victims of identity theft each year (1). How Did […]

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Tax Refund Scam on the Loose!

Tax Refund Scam on the Loose!

There’s an email purporting to be from the U.S Government Tax services stating that your refund is ready to be deposited in your bank account. In order to ensure proper delivery and deposit, the email states that you must confirm your personal identifiable information. This is a phishing scam out to steal banking information and […]

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MetLife Phishing Scam

MetLife Phishing Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from MetLife, claiming to save you money on life insurance. This is a scam out to collect personal identifiable information which the scammer will sell to other 3rd party marketers or even use it to steal your identify. If you click on any links inside the email, it will […]

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Extended Auto Warranty Scams

Extended Auto Warranty Scams

There’s an email claiming that by entering your make, model and year, you can qualify for cheap Auto Protection for unlimited claims for auto repairs. The link in the email goes to a web site that has a poor reputation by the Web of Trust community. The web site collects personal identifiable information and could […]

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Affordable Mobile Phone Scam

Affordable Mobile Phone Scam

There’s an email, claiming to offer affordable mobile phones that directs recipients to a phishing web site that collects personal identifiable information to be used for unlawful activity and identity theft. The link to the malicious web site domain; (wjadserver.com) is well known for spamming and phishing personal information. If you come across an email […]

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