Tag: scam

Bogus PCI emails

Anyone who owns websites will get bogus emails about domain name expiration. New to the scam list are these emails about PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliance. This is an email to a website that does not collect any credit card or other user information. So there is no merchant processor to be non-compliant with. They
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Spam Scam

This will be my last post. I’m retiring since I won “some huge amount of United States Dollars” in the lotto. How did I win when I’ve never played the lotto? It’s easily explained in this email I got today. I just need to send the Lieutenant General or General all my personal information. I
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Beware Phishing Scams

Wikipedia describes computer phishing scams: Phishing is the criminally fraudulent process of attempting to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords and credit card details by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. Communications purporting to be from popular social web sites, auction sites, online payment processors or IT administrators are commonly used
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Digital TV Converter Box Scams

The FCC has ordered all local over-the-air broadcasts be digital by February 17, 2009. Taking advantage of this, scammers are putting up ads and commercials claiming to offer free digital converter boxes. The FTC should shut down these misleading ads. One ad says: The United States Deptartment of Commerce is preparing everyone for the switch
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