I received this e-mail - apparently from myself - earlier this week. I have actually gotten many of these e-mails over the past few months. On the surface, my e-mail has obviously been hacked - after all, how else could the sender send an e-mail from my own account? Here's the problem... it was not … Continue reading Am I Being Watched? Possible, unlikely…
This morning I got this text message: There is only one problem: I do not now, nor (to the best of my recollection) have I ever banked with Scotiabank. Don't look now folks, but the bad guys have found another way to try to steal your money. Text Message Phishing. This one is easily spotted. … Continue reading Another Way To Scam You…
I remember the first time I got a phishing request from a bank. Not only was it a bank I had never done business with, I had in fact never heard of them. I looked into it, and sure enough they were a real bank… but that didn’t change the fact that I did not … Continue reading Gone Phishing… NO!!!!
Wednesday morning I was sitting at my desk when a pop-up appeared on my screen. It was actually an Internet Explorer window, and although it was written entirely in Japanese, I suspected immediately that it was a scam, a fraud, malware, or something. Why? It had a very old Microsoft logo on it (from the … Continue reading Warning!
Earlier this year I wrote an article for Oakville.com earlier this year on an on-line scam (Another Scam). I remembered it a few minutes ago when I got the same phishing e-mail from an aunt in California, who unfortunately got mugged on an unannounced surprise trip to Manila. Of course, my aunt is not in … Continue reading Same Scam, Different Source
I have been a bad boy. I am usually a monthly columnist for http://www.Oakville.com, but of late I have been a little delinquent… deadlines being what they are, and I have to find the inspiration. I have, as a result, missed a couple of months. A few weeks ago I got an e-mail from a … Continue reading Another Scam… and another article on Oakville.com
I knew something was fishy when the phone rang and the Call Display showed a call-back number of 666-035-3612 because, as we all know, 666 is the area code of the beast. I waited the five seconds for the auto-dialer system to connect me to a real operator. ‘Hello, my name is Gary from the … Continue reading This Is A Scam!