Tag Archives: Scam

Facebook Fake Friend Request Scam

Facebook Fake Friend Request Scam

Hackers could be re-purposing your information including photos and bio information and creating bogus accounts using your name structured a little different. The hackers than start sending friend requests to your friends because they know at first glance your friends will accept the friend request. Hackers are getting smarter and more strategic in stealing your […]

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Court Notice to Appear Scam

Court Notice to Appear Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from a court, claiming that the recipient appear on the date and time indicated in the email. This email has an attachment notification that is harmful to the user’s computer if the file is downloaded and extracted. The zip file is loaded with a Malware executable. The email is […]

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Google, Facebook Accounts Hacked Notification Scam

Google, Facebook Accounts Hacked Notification Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from a security source, claiming that your email address associated with the following services (Google, Google Wallet, Facebook, Android Phone and Apple iPhone) might have been hacked by “Anonymous”. This is a scam that tries to get recipients to sign up for a bogus credit report to ensure your […]

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PR9 Backlink Guarantee Scam

PR9 Backlink Guarantee Scam

Have you come across marketing emails that guarantee you link placement on a PR9 (PageRank) web site? It’s highly unlikely that your link will be included on a PR9 page and in most cases they will place your link on a highly ranked web site, but your link will be placed on deeper pages inside […]

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Beware of the Life Insurance Scam

Beware of the Life Insurance Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from a legitimate insurance broker, claiming you can save 70% on life insurance. The link in the email goes to a malicious web site that drops a Trojan onto the computer without the users’ knowledge or consent. This type of Trojan virus can record users’ keystrokes and share that […]

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Beware of the Free Dell Studio XPS Giveaway Scam

Beware of the Free Dell Studio XPS Giveaway Scam

I published an article about this same scam back in July 2010, and once again this scam is being distributed, but with a slight change. Once you enter the page by clicking on the link in the email, you need to answer 4 questions in order to qualify for a Free Dell Studio XPS 17. […]

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Home Depot Gift Card Scam

Home Depot Gift Card Scam

There’s an email going around in bulk purporting to be from Home Depot, claiming to offer a $500 gift card from Home Depot just for providing your email. This is a scam and the senders address is not from Home Depot as shown below in the actual email sent. The spam email is sent in […]

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LandMyJob Phishing Scam

LandMyJob Phishing Scam

LandMyJob.com is scam site purporting to serve up job listings in your area by your (IP Address). If you provide your first name, last name, email and phone and click on “Find Jobs”, you will end up on a page that invites you to express interest in other offers such as online degrees, loans, credit […]

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