Thursday, February 23, 2006

Fraud: Scam Email Alert

Be on the lookout for scam emails that ask you for information updates. Don’t even open them, and for God’s sake don’t go along with them. Two recent ones involve Paypal and Visa. There is also one claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. These are hoaxes designed to rip you off, and ruin your life. Our computers are our friends, but even friends can be very, very bad sometimes.


At 8:57 PM, Blogger LaurelhurstDad said...

Also, be aware of the 'Returned Mail' scam.

This is where you get what looks like your own mail being bounced back to you. Of course want to see who on your mailing list has moved, so you open it. The note looks just like the real thing, and the attachment appears to be the original letter you sent. But of course it isn't. You open it and Bang! you're caught.

At 9:16 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Wow, thanks, Laurelhurstdad. It turns out I'm not even as paranoid as I need to be.


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