Tag "email scam"

Google Doc Scam

A widespread phishing attack is being sent out via a Google Doc, and now Google is warning users of this latest scam. The scope of the attack is not limited to news organizations, but appears to be spreading on a massive scale

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Mystery Shopper Scam

The mystery shopper scam is one of those scams that victims have been losing money too for quite some time. The scam works like this, first the victim will answer an advertisement or an email to become a “mystery shopper” from

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Yahoo Promotion Scam

Most people ignore their spam folders, but if you were one who received a message congratulating you on winning something from “Yahoo, Inc,” with the subject line simply reading “Yahoo Promotion”, then you might have been the latest victim of an online Yahoo Promotion

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CryptXXX Ransomware Improved, Rakes in $45,000 in 3 Weeks

The latest version of the scam scourge known as CryptXXX, raked in more than $45,000 (£34,344) in less than three weeks. Victims have few options for recovering data other than paying $500 fee. RELATED: Phony OSHA Scam Halts Target of New Small

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Fake Friends, Fake News, Phony Weight-Loss Promises

A new scam alert is coming your way via email. The FTC reports this scam will look like the email is coming from a friend, urging you to try new weight-loss pills. There’s a link to an article about a

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3 Summer Scams To Avoid

The heat is on and so is summer scams! So while you’re planning for the upcoming summer trip with family or friends, beware of scammers who will be hard at work doing some planning of their own. To avoid taking

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Fortuneteller Pays $1.2M After Pleading Guilty to Fraud and Money Laundering

A fortuneteller recently plead guilty and charged with one count of mail fraud and one count of money laundering.  Sandra Stevenson Marks, also known as Catherine Marks will now be required to repay victims at least $1.2 million, according to a plea agreement.

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NEW IRS Email Scam this Tax Season

April 15th is just two months away and IRS officials are warning of a new surge of email scams. In a press release, the IRS said that they have seen a 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents so far

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Holiday Job Scam

Are you looking for a little extra cash at the holidays? An offer for an easy – and fun – job could seem like just what you need. That’s the email offer victims are receiving from a major retailer (or so it

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Neflix Email Scam Targets Subscribers

Netflix subscribers are the latest victims of an e-mail scam, causing confusion and unfortunately identity theft. Cst. Ian MacDonald with the Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada Police says they received six reports from residents last week that they had received an email that

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