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My Advice On How To Stop Seniors From Being Scammed

March 3, 2023

While I deal with a lot of business related IT problems, I am increasingly dealing with the aftermath of scams that target seniors. This is one example of the bad things can happen when it comes to these scams. And here’s another example where a scammer almost cost a couple $13000 CDN. Thus as of […]

Sigh…. Another Extortion Phishing #Scam Hits My Inbox

September 12, 2022

I Guess that the scumbags behind extortion phishing emails must really be bored as they are all coming out of the woodwork with new scams to separate you from your money. I have now come across a third variant of this scam thanks to a reader of this blog that I would like to share […]

A New Email #Scam Is Making The Rounds Claiming That You Broke The Law…. Let’s Dive In And Have A Look At It

December 12, 2022

I haven’t done one of these in a while because to be frank, there isn’t anything new on the extortion phishing email front. But I had a reader reach out to me to bring one to my attention that is new and different. Here’s the email that you will get. It is titled “READ OR […]

39% of Spam Emails Offer Fake Medical Products: Atlas VPN

April 28, 2020

Data acquired by Atlas VPN shows that health-related spam emails was the most common category of spam last year. In 2019, 39% of spam emails were promoting fake pharmaceuticals and health cures.   Industry practices show that the number of health-related spam emails is expected to grow dramatically this year. Last week, Gmail warned their customers to use […]

THREE New Extortion Phishing Scams Are In The Wild

April 28, 2019

It’s been a while since I have written about extortion phishing scams. But three new ones have appeared and one of them is potentially dangerous. Let’s start with the dangerous one. The scumbags behind this one are now utilizing a new extortion email campaign that claims the recipient’s phone was hacked, includes a partial phone number […]

I’ve Just Got Another Extortion Phishing Scam That I Want To Alert You To

January 10, 2019

This latest extortion phishing scam email came from a reader who got it last night. It’s not nearly as interesting as the ones that I have received lately, but it is still worth talking about. Here it is: I know, “[PASSWORD REDACTED]” , is your password. You do not know me and you are most […]

Will These Extortion Phishing Emails Ever Stop?

November 1, 2018

While I am waiting to see what happens with that last extortion phishing email that I got my hands on and decided to have some fun with, I have another one for your reading pleasure: Hi.. . This won\’t take too much of your study time, and so right to the point. I obtained a […]

These Extortion Phishing Scams Are Getting More Sophisticated…. So I Will Highlight How To Avoid Being A Victim

December 21, 2018

Things on the extortion phishing scam front have been quiet for a while. But I now have a series of new emails that show that this scam may be getting a bit more sophisticated. Which in turn makes them far more dangerous. Take this one that a client of mine got today: Hello! As you may […]

Just When I Thought It Was Safe To Go On The Internet, I Get Alerted To A New Extortion Phishing Scam

November 27, 2018

Over the last little while, there’s been nothing new on the extortion phishing scam front. In fact, I even Tweeted about the lack of action: It's strange….. I've now gone weeks without getting a tip about some extortion phishing scam where the sender claims to have seen you watch porn. Perhaps this scam is over […]

Good Grief! Yet Another Extortion Phishing Scam Has Appeared!

October 20, 2018

One day after I told you about the latest extortion phishing scam, I have another one for you. Like yesterday’s scam and last four extortion phishing scams that I told you about in the last few months, this one again plays on the fact that you might have surfed for porn and that you might of done something else related to that. […]