Not a Real Western Union Email

If you get this email and you actually are a Western Union customer, go directly to the website to check it out, but don’t click on the link.  This is a phishing attempt: Dear Customer, This is your official notification from Western Union. Your account has been limited due to a login attempt failure. To …

An Admirable Paypal Phishing Attempt

Blog post by Ron Edison, Founder and CTO of Internet Defense Technology So, there I was in the middle of my hectic work day when I saw it…. a piece of spam so well put together that I actually did a double take. And in my day I have dealt with millions of pieces of …

Recent Scams

There are three prominent email phishing scams going around that everyone should be on the lookout for: Google Adwords Fed-Ex UPS All of these will try to get you to click through to a website which is in fact not really the company’s website. There is always a problem and you need to act right …

Top E-Mail Scams

Saw a report from the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) recently released a list of the top email scams: 1. Advance Fee Fraud 2. Phishing 3. Check Overpayment Scams 4. Work-at-Home Scams 5. Weight Loss Claims 6. Foreign Lotteries 7. Cure-all products 8. Investment Schemes 9. Pay-in-Advance Credit Offers 10. Debt Relief You can forward any …

Spammer: Michael Dolan

I am getting back to my email spammer series with Michael Dolan as he was recently (a few days ago) sentenced in Connecticut federal court to seven years in jail plus three years of supervised release. He’s pled guilty to fraud and aggravated identity theft. His crime (along with others who all pleaded guilty, as …

Careful of Links in Suspicious Emails

So, if you get an email that falls in one of these categories: Seems suspicious or makes you wonder if it is real in some way From someplace you don’t have an account as far as you can remember From someplace you do have an account but the message doesn’t seem right (and sometimes even …

Taking advantage of Sales, Beware of Phishing

Hope everyone is enjoying some peace and quiet and good old fashion relaxation. There are amazing sales going on over this weekend (some I need to get myself to right away) so just a very quick word of warning: Make sure any emails you click on for these sales, actually sends you to the right …

Paypal Phishing Attempt

Be careful about any emails you might get asking for your information. To be safe, always go to the site directly to check. For example, a new one going around from PayPal: Dear PayPal® customer, We recently reviewed your account, and we suspect an unauthorized transaction on your account. Protecting your account is our primary …

Google AdWords Phishing

Been seeing a few articles recently about a new scam going around. For anyone who runs a Google Adwords campaign, be warned about getting an email saying your payment hasn’t been successful. If you get one, make sure you don’t click on the link. While the link looks correct when you click on it, it …