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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Phishing Scam: Facebook Support Sent You a Notification

If you get an email with subject "Facebook Support sent you a notification" it is a scam. It is not from Facebook, but a company trying to steal your Facebook login and password. So ignore it.

If you use an antispam on your email your probably will not see it.

Facebook Phishing Support Email Scam

Monday, 29 July 2013

Fake Bank Of America Emails - "Your Transaction Is Complete"

Here's another in the series of fake Bank of America emails. A Virus Total scan of the attachment revealed that the zip file (PAYMENT RECEIPT contains a trojan. Make no attempt to open or download the attachment.

See also Bank of America's security warning
about these types of emails.

See Samples Below;

Fake Bank Of America Email Example 1

Fake Bank Of America Email Example 2

PayPal Phishing Emails, Identity Issue #PP-591-502-696-956

Making the rounds today is a fake PayPal email (see sample below) that instructs you to "confirm your identity by completing the attached form". Avoid clicking any links or downloading any attachments included with the message.
See PayPal's security warning
about fake emails like these.

See Sample Below;

PayPal Email Phishing Scam

DHL Email Scam: DHL Delivery Report NY81990

This fake DHL email (see sample below) is accompanied by an attachment with instructions to "Print a label and show it at your post office". A VirusTotal scan of the attachment revealed that the zip file ( is a "suspicious file".

Do not download any attachments or click any links in the email

Sample Below;

The Stages Of A Scam

1. Foundation Work: This is the preparations which are made before the scam is put in motion, including the elaboration of the plan, the employment of assistants and so forth.

2. Approach: Is the manner of getting in touch with the scammers victim — often most elaborately and carefully prepared.

3. Build Up: Rousing and sustaining the interest of the victim, rousing his emotions, showing him the chance of profit and filling him so full of anticipation and cupidity that his judgment is warped and his caution thrown away.

4. Pay-off or Convincer: An actual or apparent paying of money by the conspirators to convince the victim and settle doubts by a cash demonstration.

5. The Hurrah: This is like the dénouement in a play and no scam or con scheme is complete without it. It is a sudden crisis or unexpected development by which the victim is pushed over the last doubt or obstacle and forced to act. Once the hurrah is sprung the victim is clay in the scammer's hands or there is no game.

6. The In-and-In: This is the point in a scam act where the conspirator may put some of his money into the deal with that of the victim; first, to remove the last doubt that may tarry in the gull's mind.