Archive for 'Scam Alerts and Security Issues'

Netflix Scam Email Warning

Netflix Scam Email Warning

A scam email is doing the rounds this week pretending to be from Netflix and asking you to log in to your Netflix account to verify payment details.

The scam email, or ‘Phishing’ email as these scams are known, contains a link to a fake website, where, if you enter your details, your log in details and other info will be stolen by the scammers.

Below is a screen shot of the scam email.

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Microsoft Technical Support Scam

Microsoft Technical Support Scam

One of our good friends on the island reported to us today that she had received a telephone call this morning supposedly from Microsoft Technical Support telling her that her computer / ip address had problems with pop ups and that they needed to fix this issue for her.

This is not a new scam and has been going around in various forms and versions for some years but it’s worth a mention here just as a ...

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Word Doc Email Attachment Virus

Word Doc Email Attachment Virus

There is a series of emails going around at the moment that appear to be from genuine companies telling the receiver that they have either just made a payment or that they need to make a payment and attached to the email is a word document claiming to be an invoice or a payment confirmation.

An example of this is shown in the screen shot below.

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iTunes Account Deleted Scam Warning

iTunes Account Deleted Scam Warning

A scam email pretending to be from Apple iTunes is doing the rounds with the title:

“Account Deleted due to TOS Violations”

The email states in it’s opening line:

“This message confirms that your Apple Account was deleted due to a violation of our Terms of Service that was left unresolved.”

This is a scam or ‘Phishing’ email and does not originate from Apple. The link in the email goes to a fake site ...

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Halifax Phishing Scam Email Alert

Halifax Phishing Scam Email Alert

Below is a screen shot of an email received today pretending to be from Halifax Bank.

Like all of these so called ‘Phishing’ emails it contains a link to a fake Halifax site where you are invited to enter your log in details, when you do this the scammers record your details and then use them to log in to your real Halifax account.

Halifax have a page on their website here http://www.halifax.co.uk/aboutonline/security/common-threats/phishing/ ...

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Apparently I Am Dead – Scam Warning

Apparently I Am Dead – Scam Warning

I am plagued every day by emails from various fake organisations around the world claiming I have inherited or won or am entitled to millions of dollars (See my previous rant about spam email)  but this one just made me laugh out loud mainly because it claimed I am DEAD.

I am amused and disturbed beyond words that the scammers are now even emailing the dead in the hope of ...

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Search Engine Submission Scam

Search Engine Submission Scam

There are many scams that go around on the internet and via email but one of the most prevalent is the Search Engine Submission Scam.

To save you time reading this whole article the basic rule of thumb is: You do not need to pay anyone to submit your domain name to the search engines.

Here is how the scam works

Many owners of newly registered domain names will, usually within a day ...

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British Telecom Fake Email Virus Alert

British Telecom Fake Email Virus Alert

Below is a copy of an email that we have received several times today claiming to be from BT but which in fact contains a zip file with a virus attachment.

The fake email is signed by Libby Barr, Managing Director, Consumer Sales and Service and has the title “BT Third Attempt failed.”

If you receive an email like this it is best to just delete it and do not open the attachment with the email.

British Telecoms website gives additional advice on ...

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Latest PayPal Email Scam Alert

Latest PayPal Email Scam Alert

Below is a screen shot of a very realistic looking fake PayPal email that we received today.

These so called ‘Phishing emails’ work by causing the receiver to be alarmed by the content making them click straight away on the links in the email which instead of going to the genuine PayPal site take the person to a fake PayPal site, once you are at the fake site and you enter your log in details the criminals ...

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To All Spammers and Scammers…

To All Spammers and Scammers…

Dear spammers and senders of spoof and fake emails, there is no need to send me any spam today.

I do not need any discount Viagra or Cialis, I am not in need of any discount surgical procedures, I am happy with the size of all appendages and do not want any discount laser eye surgery.

I do not want you to transfer a share of 300 million Ugandan Dollars into my bank account that you ...

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