Scammers shopping for your identity this holiday season

Be vigilant this upcoming holiday season, as criminals will use Black Friday and Cyber Monday to take advantage of consumers amid the excitement of amazing deals. Don’t let hassle-free online shopping lead to a headache down the road. If something looks too good to be...

Malware download disguised as amazon.com shipping notice

This afternoon, one of our colleagues received this faux shipping notice that allegedly came from Amazon.com. Many of us shop with online retailers, so this attempt to trick you into clicking a download of the “shipping information” might work. But wait!...

FedEx Scam completes the package trifecta

Like the DHL scam mentioned yesterday, this is technically not phishing, but email with malware attached; the purpose of the malware is to steal your personal information. Remember, the safest thing to do to check on a package delivery is to go to the vendor’s...

Parcel Scam

There are variations on this scam that we can expect to see more and more as holiday package season arrives. In this version, that landed in UD email on 10/17/11, there were no links to click on to harvest information, instead, an attached “postal label”...