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January 24, 2010

File Error Notification

Filed under: E-Mail Spam,Scams — Connie @ 8:16 pm

I received the following email today.

File Error Notification – Instructions To fix File Errors in your Registry:

Your PC may be suffering from serious file errors in your WINDOWS registry which may be the reason why your PC is running so slow, or crashing and freezing from time to time. Also, these can lead to major system problems and possible memory leaks.

Below are instructions that will enable you to Increase Your Computer’s Speed, Power, Stability and Reliability in just a few minutes.

Press below to launch the Diagnostics Test download for no cost at all:
http://hatpool.com/uo06rc0tkwb0gkq

Once again, there are NO OBLIGATIONS for this -FREE OFFER- that includes our -FREE Software-, -FREE Analysis-, -FREE Report- and -24 Hour Support- !

If after completing the -free Diagnostic Test- it is brought to your attention that your computer’s registry does contain file “errors”, then it may be in your computer’s best interest to fix the potentially harmful file errors in your registry.

Press below to launch the Diagnostics Test download now:
http://hatpool.com/fm8vaa822ufsxiq

I don’t know for sure, but it is probably a spam email to download a Trojan on the PC of the unfortunate users who click on the links.

I do know the email was spam.  The address it was went to only receives spam email.

I couldn’t find any information about this particular email, so I’m guessing it is new.  However I did find a report of a similar email for a “Phishing Scam” in a NYU (New York University) security report from 2006.  You can read about that at in the official NYU  publication.

Never click on links in “Spam Email:.  In fact don’t even click on links in email from institutions you trust, such as a bank or credit card company.

If you need to check out a site use your bookmarks.

January 16, 2010

Fedx Scam

Filed under: E-Mail Spam,Scams — Connie @ 7:36 am

This is a copy of a email I received some time ago.  Not sure why I did not publish it at the time.  I receive email similar to this every week

This is a Scam!!!. They are trying to find out more information about you, or to confirm what little information they have.  Additionally they hope you will send them $120.00.   Unfortunately this type of scam works.

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January 14, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Disaster

Filed under: SEO General — Connie @ 6:58 pm

I’m  sure that most of the world has heard about the devastating earthquack that has hit Haiti.

Though many countries have pledged aid, it is also vital that  private organizations contribute to the cause.

Unfortunately a disaster likes this really brings the scum of the earth out of the wood works.  They set up websites to solicit contributions for the disaster but they only pocket the money.

Legiament organiations really need donations at a time like this, but how can you ensure that your dollars go to the aid of the people who are the victoms of the disaster?

First ignore unsolicited emails requesting aid.  Do not click on links in those email. The low life scammers will build websites that look very conviencing.

The BBB (Better Business Bureau) has a list of organizations that they have checked out.  The BBB list of approved charities.

You can also contribute $10.00 through your cell phone provider.  The $10.00 will go to the Red Cross and the amount will be added to your cell phone bill.  To make a contribution through your cell phone provider text “Haiti” to 90999.

You don’t have to give a lot.  These originations thrive on donations of $5.00, $10.00, $15.00 etc.

Give what you can.  Make sure you give through a legitimate site.

 

 

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