Archive for September, 2012

If you get email allegedly from Microsoft saying that your mailbox is full, it must be true, right?

Wrong!

The current version of this scam includes a link to a Google Docs form to make it easy for the scammer to harvest your account information. If you submit the information the form asks for, you will have enabled to scammer to log in to your account and either steal it or use it to spoof your account to send out further scam email messages.

See a message like this one?

Don’t click the link if you saw this message! (Click on the image to see a full size version of this email scam.)

Just delete it. Do not follow the link. Do not complete the Google Form.

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Here’s a scam we’ve not seen recently. The scammers are claiming that your network is allegedly riddled with spambots–stolen computer accounts that are being used for remote-controlled sending of unsolicited commercial email–or worse.

Fake SpamCop Message

Don’t click the link in this message! Just delete it. Click on the small image to see the full-size screenshot of this scam.

Follow the link in this message and you will have verified your email address for the scammers. No good can come of that. If you’re lucky, all that will happen is that the scammer will begin sending out spam spoofing your email address; people all across the globe will think they are receiving unsolicited email from you.

Sometimes, email like this one is used to get you to respond in such a way that your computer can be attacked by malware or your email account can be stolen.

See this message? Just delete it.

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