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Fraud Alert Email, Subject “American Express – Safe Key”

Just a warning if you have received the below email, it’s not real and is an attempt to steal your financial information:

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An update on the HeartBleed virus

As we said in a post last week, our server is safe from the Heart Bleed virus. We recommended changing your passwords for other sites that might have been effected. Here is a link that can test is the site you are visiting (and perhaps logging into) have the Heart Bleed virus:
http://safeweb.norton.com/heartbleed

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Scams that just won’t go away: Part 4 – “BBB Customer Complaint”

There it was in my inbox: “Complaint Case 181818” and the sender was Better Business Bureau. Eek! What have I done? Who is so mad at me they’d complain to the BBB?

But wait – this doesn’t make sense. I’d know if someone was that mad at me. This is another scam. And so are the emails that say you have “incoming transactions” or “Your past due invoice” from a company you have never heard of. These scammers are hoping that you will open the attachment just to see what it is all about. If you do, your computer can become infected with a virus that will let them take over your hard drive, and harvest your passwords, your address book, and all your data.

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Scams that just won’t go away: Part 3 “Click here”

You get an email selling you a product you have seen on TV. That solar slow cooker, or the sleeping bag that plays a lullaby. Great, you’ve been meaning to look it up online.  Then you receive the magic email promising the product.  Often time this is a scam.   If you do buy the item, […]

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Scams that just won’t go away. Part 2: Phishing

Just as we want to help our friends stranded in Paris without a  dime (see part 1), so too we want to know what is on the web about ourselves. The first instinct when you see a subject line like “Check out these naked photos of you I found,” is to click to see what […]

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Twitter Scam

Warning for Twitter users not to take the bait for the below scam: It asks you verify password So if this has happened to you, change your password for Twitter One give away is the address of the link (see how it doesn’t say twitter.com): Alternative Format: just as messages on your Twitter profile (or […]

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