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Today’s Email SCAM From Apple ID

Tweet The Apple ID SCAM Email contains: From: Apple ID noreply@icloud-id.org (NOT APPLE) Subject: Account Notification Message Text: Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser. <Anything that does not address you by name and / or account ID personally is FAKE.> Date: June 17, 2017 Browser: Mozila <NOTE Continue Reading

Major Scale Mac Malware on the Loose

TweetWell, it really was only a matter of time before the virus writers turned their attention to the venerable Apple platform.  Up until now, there have really only been “proof of concept” viruses that attack the Mac OS.  There have been a few mass-distribution infections, but for the most part those only attacked users downloading Continue Reading

One Million Android Phones Infected by Hackers

TweetOK… Not literally.  Actually it’s MORE than one million phones have been infected by hackers, making their Google accounts, photos and emails vulnerable. Hackers have gained access to roughly 1.3 Million Google accounts.  This includes photos, emails and documents stored in those accounts.  How was this accomplished?  Simple.  By users downloading bogus apps.  This once Continue Reading

Don’t Fall For This LinkedIn Email Scam

TweetDon’t fall for this bogus LinkedIn email scam. The message subject reads: AVIOD SUSPENSION,Please confirm your email address The first clue should be the misspelling of AVOID. Beyond that the footer in the message claims to be from LinkedIn Ireland in Dublin. If you are in the United States like I am, any communications from Continue Reading

Simple Steps to Protect Your Privacy

TweetI was reading Forbes today and they recently published a list of ten simple things you should do to protect your privacy. Given that Identity Theft is a rapidly growing problem, I thought this seemed like an excellent topic.  By this point in time, most of us either know someone personally – or ourselves have Continue Reading

Don’t Fall for the Family Reunion Scam

TweetThe latest scam is hitting photographers from every side. This is the classic Overpayment Scam under the guise of hiring a photographer to shoot a 5 hour family reunion in the “general vicinity” of the photographer’s base of operations, “some time” in the next month.  As if those vagaries are not enough to put the recipient Continue Reading

The Latest Nigerian FBI Scam

TweetI was so fascinated by this email I had to share it.  This was snatched up by our mail server SPAM filter and it piqued my interest enough to open it up and read the whole thing (at the server level – not on my computer). These are the kinds of things that can either Continue Reading

Today’s SPAM alleges to be an alert regarding a background check being ordered for you.

TweetToday’s SPAM email alleges to be an alert regarding a background check being ordered for you. It’s bogus. Sender: Notification@m-digitalwebinternet.us Subject: Alert – Someone has ordered your background-check-results. View results No. 9685358 Message body (you will note the language is not what you would expect from an American company): KE0-9 ONLINE_NOTIFICATION_SYSTEMS – – – – Continue Reading

Today’s Wells Fargo Email Scam

TweetAnother phishing scam today from Wells Fargo Subject: IMPORTANT Documents- WellsFargo Sender: Reuben_Spivey@wellsfargo.com / Kent_Foreman@wellsfargo.com Content: Please check attached documents. Kent_Foreman Wells Fargo Advisors 817-594-3403 office 817-987-8493 cell Kent_Foreman@wellsfargo.com ATTENTION: THIS E-MAIL MAY BE AN ADVERTISEMENT OR SOLICITATION FOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. To unsubscribe from marketing e-mails from: … Boilerplate text continues ad nauseum… Attached Continue Reading

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