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eBay password breech

Issue #1:

eBay had a catastrophic password breech. If you have a eBay make sure to change your password immediately!
Issue #2:

Scammers using a phishing technique are sending emails like the below asking you to change your eBay password, but they don’t actually take you to the eBay site.

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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 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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