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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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August 25, 2008

ECard EMail Scam alert

Filed under: E-Mail Spam,Scams,Viruses/Trojans — Connie @ 2:42 pm

This is a ecard scam that is currently making the rounds by email. I’m sure most of us have received an alert from places like BlueMountain or HallMark telling us that someone had sent a ecard and the ecard could be viewed by clicking on a link in the email. If memeory serves me correctly that notice always gives the name of the person sending the ecard. (more…)

August 21, 2008

Domain Registrars Scam

Filed under: Scams — Connie @ 6:05 am

Domain owners receive a email like this.

Asia Network is the company of Internet services that the domain
registration is one of the major online style of our service range. Now we have something need to confirm with you.We hope you to cooperate with us.On Aug. 5th 2008,we received an application from one person named “Karl Fischer” who wants to register some domains(designsbyoldcrow.asia designsbyoldcrow.com.cn

August 15, 2008

Another UPS Email Scam

Filed under: E-Mail Spam,Scams,Viruses/Trojans — Connie @ 3:35 pm

This is a message I received July 14th. It appears to be from UPS. Actually I don’t remember reading the email. It should have raised some questions at the time. I came across it yesterday when researching some information for yesterdays post UPS Trojan/Virus is Real.

In the article I posted yesterday the scam email was trying to get you to open an attachment. This one is an attempt to get the user to click on links.

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CNN Email Scam

Filed under: E-Mail Spam,Scams,Viruses/Trojans — Connie @ 9:21 am

A few days ago a email surfaced that appeared to be from CNN. Initially the subject of the email was “CNN .com Daily Top 10”. Then the subject started changing. Some of the known new subjects are “CNN Alerts: My Custom Alert”. The email was also contained some snippets of legitimate stories, with a link to click to read the full story.
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August 14, 2008

UPS Trojan/Virus is Real

Filed under: Scams,Viruses/Trojans — Connie @ 4:41 pm

Around the middle of July a scam email started hitting in boxes that appeared to be from UPS. There was a UPS tracking number in the subject which is typical of email that UPS sends out in regard to a shipment.

The fraudulent email makes the receiver believe that a UPS shipment could not be delivered. It then advises you to open an attachment and fill out a forum in order to receive your shipment.
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August 6, 2008

John Bates Blue mordesigns

Filed under: Scams — Connie @ 12:19 am

This has been a difficult article to write. I published it a few days ago and then took the article off line temporarily. The article has been edited. John Bates (aka Blue) owns and operates mordesigns. I have known John for years through IHY forums. He has been one of the most honest people I have known in the SEO industry. Sadly things happen and people change.

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August 5, 2008

Consumer Rights

Filed under: Scams — Connie @ 2:55 pm

Do Consumers have Rights?  Of course they do.  There are a few things that prompted this post.  Recently Kimberly Bock (aka spostareduro in some circles) July 25 to be more precise wrote a blog  article with the title  “Consumer Rights Violated By SEOs and Marketers”.  Believe me the article is worth reading.

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August 2, 2008

Wall-Mart Email Scam

Filed under: E-Mail Spam,Scams — Connie @ 1:58 pm

This is not a new scam. It first appeared in 2003. Yesterday was the first time I had heard of it when a member of a group I belong to posted some information to the group about the scam. (more…)

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