Same old scams this month

So far this month, we’ve not seen a lot of especially dangerous spam in our udel.edu inboxes. We’ve seen a lot of “repeat scams”: Fake warnings about failed electronic payments, A variety of Facebook-related scams like this one, Pleas for help...

Southwest prizes on Facebook: Scam

An astute reader should be able to tell that this is a scam. Not from someone you know. A “twitter-shortened” link in the middle of an email message. Sent TO an email address you don’t recognize. Free gifts from an airline sound appealing, but...

Cancer, Orphan, God, Widow: SCAM!

No one at UD will fall for a scam like this one, right? But maybe your 90-year-old grandmother with her first iPad may not be so circumspect. Just like you tell your 7-year-old twins before they go out into the neighborhood, tell her that, on the Internet, she needs...

Wachovia account suspended

Oh, no, I’ve received email that my Wachovia Bank account has been suspended! This phish would be moderately effective if it didn’t refer to a bank that no longer exists! Wachovia was bought by Wells Fargo over a year ago. Besides, as the screen shot below...