Tag Archives: Scams

PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited

PayPal Phishing Scam – Your Account has Been Limited

There’s an email purporting to be from PayPal, claiming that your account has been limited due a problem. This is a phishing scam that tries to fool members in providing personal information in order to lift the limit of their PayPal account. These scammers create web pages using all the same content and logos to […]

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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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Cheap Flights Phishing Scam

Cheap Flights Phishing Scam

There’s an email claiming to offer cheap flights just in time for spring break. The link inside the email redirects users to a malicious web site that steals personal identifiable information to be used for illegal activities including, but not limited to identity theft. The web site may contain embedded code that installs a Trojan […]

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Booking Your Next Cruise?

Booking Your Next Cruise?

It’s the perfect time of year to book a cruise because many are deeply discounted during the winter and early spring. Unfortunately, scammers know this as well and they’re sending out spam in an attempt to lure victims into believing that they’re getting a great deal. If you receive an email like the one pictured […]

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European Bank Phishing Attempts

European Bank Phishing Attempts

In Europe, we are faced with many fake emails purporting to be from legitimate banks that want you to believe that they’re coming from your bank. At my company, we’ve received several phishing emails notifying the recipients to confirm/update their personal information. The text looks rather official and it’s supposedly coming from ING bank or […]

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Beware of Malicious Postal Delivery Emails

Beware of Malicious Postal Delivery Emails

There’s an email purporting to be from the U.S. Postal Service, claiming that a package couldn’t be delivered and the recipient is instructed to click on a link in the email to find out more information about the expected delivery of the package. This email is NOT from the U.S. Postal Service, it’s a scam […]

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American Express Security Notification Phishing Scam

American Express Security Notification Phishing Scam

There’s an email purporting to be from American Express, claiming that during a recent scheduled account maintenance procedure that customers’ need to update their contact information. This is a phishing scam and if the recipient clicks on the link inside the email, they will be taken to a phishing web site that collects personal identifiable […]

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Online Senior Dating Scams – How Insulting

Online Senior Dating Scams – How Insulting

It is bad enough to receive spam, but this is a little insulting when you receive an email about an online senior dating site. I have received at least one per day asking me to sign up and connect with grannies online. I guess the spammer or marketing company just sends this garbage out to […]

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