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Today’s Fake PayPal Email Scam

TweetPayPal Email Scam DuJour Today’s email scam is pretty lame by most standards, but people fall for these things every day. So… See the screenshot for highlighted obvious grammatical errors that should cause you to delete this message immediately.  But the very first clue is that you are not addressed by name.  There is no Continue Reading

iPhone Fake Virus Alerts Now

TweetWe’ve become accustomed to finding these fake malware popups on computer screens on a regular basis.  They are very disturbing and warn you that your computer is thoroughly infected, that irreversible damage will occur if you don’t call their toll-free number IMMEDIATELY and lock up your computer.  You can’t get around them (at least not Continue Reading

The Talking Computer Hijack

TweetThe Latest Computer Hijack The Talking Computer Hijack OK, boys and girls. The bad guys have just upped their game. A LOT. Hopefully y’all know to NEVER click on a popup message that jumps on your screen while surfing the web and tells you to call a toll-free number because your computer is infected. This Continue Reading

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

New IRS Snail Mail SCAM

TweetThere’s a new IRS scam coming to a mailbox near you By now you’ve probably received at least one fake IRS phone call telling you the IRS is suing you and by golly you’d better come up with a big wad of cash – and quick! As we all (should) know by now, the IRS Continue Reading

Credit Card Skimmers Are Everywhere

TweetCredit Card Skimmers Can Be Anywhere ATM Machines are a favorite location, but gas pumps too, should be closely examined. By now, most of us have had to replace a credit card due to fraudulent activity in some remote part of the globe.  Someone is buying truckloads of electronics in London with your card.  Currency Continue Reading

Capital One Email Scam

TweetEvery day there is a new scam to steal your financial information. Today’s nefarious example alleges to be from Capital One. If you happen to have a Capital One account (as many of us do), you might be enticed to click on either the link or the attachment (DON’T). Below is the entire email including 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

Fake Microsoft Support Calls Can Cost You

TweetLet me preface this article by saying that just like the IRS,  Microsoft will never call you to fix a problem in your computer.  They are not monitoring your computer remotely and they absolutely do not care what you are doing with it or what condition it is in. Like many other scams, these people Continue Reading