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Major LinkedIn Password Breach!

Major LinkedIn Password Breach! 6.5 million accounts compromised – be careful of phishing attempts… In a blog post, LinkedIn says that it will email all the users whose accounts were affected by the hack and give them instructions as to what to do next. The company warns that you should not click on [...]

By | 2017-09-20T12:13:51+00:00 June 24th, 2012|Internet Security, Scam Alerts|0 Comments

Latest scam to steal your money

Latest scam to steal your money There are several versions of this scam. Some are automated calls that leave a callback number; some talk with the victim. One version of the SCAM works like this. The victim receives a  recorded message from a credit card or bank. The message indicates that the credit card or [...]

By | 2017-09-20T12:13:51+00:00 February 24th, 2012|Scam Alerts|0 Comments

New email scam to watch for

This is a clever one I just received, that really gives me a good example to show you what I mean when I talk about these email scams and how they work. Below is the text copy of the email I just received. I have deactivated the links because I don’t want anyone to misinterpret [...]

By | 2017-09-20T12:13:52+00:00 September 24th, 2011|Internet Security, Scam Alerts|0 Comments

Visa / MasterCard FRAUD

Visa / MasterCard FRAUD This is a really clever scam; I probably would have fallen for it. Read carefully and pass it on. This one is pretty slick since they provide YOU with all the information, except the one piece they want… All they want is the pin on the back of your card [...]

By | 2017-09-20T12:13:52+00:00 August 24th, 2011|Scam Alerts|0 Comments

Google’s ‘+1′ Lets Users Recommend Ads and Content

Search giant follows Facebook’s lead, allows users to recommend content and ads with “+1″ button. Google launched “+1″ today, a feature that allows users to recommend web content and ads to others in a similar manner to Facebook’s Like button. The +1 button will appear alongside search results and website content, and users’ interactions with [...]

By | 2017-09-20T12:13:52+00:00 June 24th, 2011|Scam Alerts, Social Marketing|0 Comments

Beware this phishing email – It’s spyware

Well, here’s another one. I just received an email from a domain registered in Russia, claiming to be an Adobe application update. Don’t be fooled by this one. Just take a look at the “whois” info for the domain name: Domain name:             ADOBE-MAILER.COM Registrant ID:           TAACTMK-RU Registrant Name:         Kenny James [...]

By | 2017-09-20T12:13:52+00:00 March 24th, 2011|Internet Security, Scam Alerts|0 Comments