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Frickin’ Russians

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

I just got an email that looked like it came from Apple. It looked like I or someone pretending to be me had changed some settings on my AppleID, something that is entirely possible given I’ve had to reset my password many times and I just downloaded several major updates from Apple yesterday. But was it a real email from Apple, no it was a phishing exercise from Russia…

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LinkedIn Phishing Scam?

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

This morning I got a rather odd email purporting to be from LinkedIn’s Marketing department. It made it through all my filters and the headers look reasonable, but based on the poor formatting of the email and the fact I’ve been on LinkedIn a long time, I don’t think it is completely on the level…

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Now this is believeable spam

Friday, October 8th, 2010

I just received this email, not one word has been changed: My name is Captain Matthew Stamford of the US Marine corps stationed in Kabul, Afghanistan, I found some money stashed in a couple of barrels while on patrol ($2,000,000.00) I need someone to help me move it to a safer place, please have it in mind that there is no danger involved. You may contact me on matt_stam57@yahoo.com.hkso that I can provide you with details. This sounds like a bad movie plot, it is a well known fact that there are oil barrels lying all over Afghanistan. It stands […]

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Possible Scam Alert

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

The office manager at BOB got an email requesting us to update our DNS information. This isn’t really my main line of work but when I got around to it I looked carefully and the domains involved didn’t seem to correspond to our webhost or the people we have buildingopportunities.org registered with…

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Another PayPal Scam

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

First off, I’m not a PayPal fan, but it is often necessary to use eBay. I remember eBay before they bought PayPal, but I digress. Every now and then I get an email from PayPal asking me to jump through hoops. They are never happy with me, however it is just this situation the unscrupulous hope to take advantage of…

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About those Nigerian cyber scams

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

Apparently, “White people are too gullible. They are rich, and whatever I gyp them out of is small change to them.” That’s the pull quote from SEO Black Hat and CNN…

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