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September 13, 2008

ICS Monitoring Team Email Virus

Filed under: E-Mail Spam,Viruses/Trojans — Connie @ 8:45 am

The email appears to be from the ICS Monitoring Team. The currant subject is “Your internet access is going to get suspended”. Basically the email says that you have been caught downloading illegal software, or music. (more…)

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 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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