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RacePhoto

« on: October 27, 2011, 19:17 »
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Since it came up again and some people have been losing passwords, here are the two I got today. I'll add that the fake from Fedex comes almost once a week, with "click here to get the tracking number" which when you think about it, is absurd. If they have the number and your name why would they send a ZIPPED file marked as a PDF. It's a scam!

Recent fraud alert. These people will steal your accounts, don't click, don't login, don't do anything. DELETE

Fraud Assistance and Fraud Alert reporting page:  https://www.uiecu.org/asp/services/service_4.asp

Got this one today:

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NACHA is reporting that the Electronic Payments Association has received reports that individuals and/or companies have received a fraudulent email that has the appearance of having been sent from NACHA.

According to NACHA, the subject line of the e-mail states: "Unauthorized ACH Transaction." The e-mail includes a link that redirects the individual to a fake Web page and contains a link which is almost certainly an executable virus with malware.

NACHA itself does not process nor touch the ACH transactions that flow to and from organizations and financial institutions. NACHA does not send communications to individuals or organizations about individual ACH transactions that they originate or receive.

Be alert for different variations of fraudulent emails.DO NOT CLICK THE LINK. Both the email and the related website are fraudulent.

Got this one today also:

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Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury

Your Tax payment (ID: 792427320111), recently initiated from your checking account was rejected by the your Bank.

 
Canceled Tax transfer
Tax Transaction ID:    792427320111
Reason of rejection    See details in the report below
Tax Transaction Report    tax_report_792427320111.pdf (Adobe Acrobat Reader Document)




Important Information for Home-care Service Recipients

If you are a home-care service recipient who has a previously assigned EIN either as a sole proprietor or as a household employer, do not apply for a new EIN. Use the EIN previously provided. If you can not locate your EIN for any reason, follow the instructions on the Misplaced Your EIN? Web page.

If you are a home-care service recipient who does not have an EIN, do not use the online application to apply for one. You must apply for your EIN using one of the other methods (phone, fax or mail). For additional information, visit the How to Apply for an EIN Web page.


Internal Revenue Service, Metro Plex 1, 8401 Corporate Drive, Suite 300, Landover, MD 20785

Report phishing attempts pretending to be the IRS to [email protected]  and make the subject suspicious email

Same goes for banks and paypal and ebay. Heck I get these requests on accounts that are nothing but email account and have no connection to anyone or anything.

Many times I have had people respond to these phishing attempts, the ones that says something like:  Confirm your account information or your account will be locked. Which directs you straight to the people stealing your account and then you give them your email, password and information. How nice. They must be laughing all day long as people hand over banking and PayPal information... Then the victims wonder how they "got hacked".
« Last Edit: October 27, 2011, 19:20 by RacePhoto »


« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2011, 20:37 »
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I've gotten fake ones from FedEx and UPS. The past week it's been about a free iphone that I apparently have won. They now all go to the junk mail folder and then deleted, but it's gotten worse in the past couple of months.

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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2011, 22:54 »
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I've gotten fake ones from FedEx and UPS. The past week it's been about a free iphone that I apparently have won. They now all go to the junk mail folder and then deleted, but it's gotten worse in the past couple of months.

LOL...yeah like they are going to really give you a free iPhone...nothing in this world is free anymore...except maybe iStock's free section.... ;)

RacePhoto

« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2011, 00:29 »
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I've gotten fake ones from FedEx and UPS. The past week it's been about a free iphone that I apparently have won. They now all go to the junk mail folder and then deleted, but it's gotten worse in the past couple of months.

I still win the lottery every couple of weeks. One that I have never heard of and bought no ticket. I never knew I had so many dead relatives with connections in Africa? All wanting to give me millions. Silly me I just delete and block them as spam.  :D

Just that some people who watch and are careful will find one of these account closing warnings, or the delivery, enticing enough to look, and after that, it's too late.

Happy November everyone hope your computers stay free of bugs.


 

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