All About Scams

Everything you wanted to know about SCAMS! (well at least computer ones)

Common Email Phishing Scams ALL collected by Yours Truly!

HERE (on left) we have an email addressed to me from ‘Aramex’.  Never heard of them (BUT I assure you it can be ANYONE!)
Now in our email client when I pull down the ‘reply’ link I have other options, including ‘Show Source’ this produces the image on the RIGHT ->
Note – whoever ‘Aramex’ is they would not be having email returned to hjkilano.com (which is where the email originated, shown in the top line).
RESULT: SCAM!!!

HERE (on left) we have an email addressed to me from Microsoft.  Telling me there is an invoice about to cycle and charge me and wanting me to call a number if there was a problem.  Needless to say the problems BEGIN if I call it!
Now in our email client when I pull down the ‘reply’ link I have other options, including ‘Show Source’ this produces the image on the RIGHT ->
Note – the email comes from ooconfirmallp2004@gmail.com. Sound like a microsoft account to you?  Me neither!
RESULT: SCAM!!!

HERE (on left) we have an email addressed to me from Paypal.  Telling me there is a payment about to cycle and charge me $647.99 and wanting me to call a number if there was a problem.  Needless to say the problems BEGIN if I call it!
Now in our email client when I pull down the ‘reply’ link I have other options, including ‘Show Source’ this produces the image on the RIGHT ->
Note – the email comes from 192160408@office.itb.ac.id. Sound like a Paypal account to you?  Me neither!
Further – ANY email from Ebay or Paypal will ALWAYS use my FULL name – not ‘Dear Customer’ or no name!

RESULT: SCAM!!!

HERE (on left) we have an email addressed to me from The Geek Squad!  Telling me there is a payment about to cycle and charge me $385.99 to renew my service! and wanting me to call a number if there was a problem.  Needless to say the problems BEGIN if I call it! Do you really imagine we would have a contract with the Geek Squad?  LOL 🙂 
Now in our email client when I pull down the ‘reply’ link I have other options, including ‘Show Source’ this produces the image on the RIGHT ->
Note – the email  (yellow circle) comes from info@geek-squadserviceii3.co! Not even a .com address! Sound like The GeekSquad to you?  Me neither!
RESULT: SCAM!!!

Scareware scams -- Beware they are tricky!

HERE (on left) we have an email addressed to me from a hacker telling me he has put viruses on my computer and has observed all my nasty activities! He offers to ‘forget about it’ if I send him BITCOIN to the BITCOIN wallet near the bottom.

NO TO LOOK FURTHER. AND DONT NEED MORE EXAMPLES!
ANYTHING WITH A THREAT – AND A BITCOIN ADDRESS – IS A SCAM!!!!

BOX POPPING UP ON YOUR SCREEN! BEWARE

The boxes below are good examples of scareware.  THEY ALL are simply inducements to run software (DONT)
or call various phone numbers (DONT – they will answer and claim they are infact Microsoft, HP, Apple or whomever.  But – they aren’t!
ALL THESE ARE SCAMS.  IGNORE THEM.  THEY CANT REALLY HURT YOU!

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