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Friday Follies aka Junk (ph)Fishing…

March 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Been a couple more rounds of phishing for your data going on.  Wait!  What?  This happens all the freaking time. 

Todays episode is being brought to you by Jet Blast!  The only blower guaranteed to clear your driveway from 100 yards away, blow small pets and children down the street and remove ugly toupees… permanently.

Ok, the USPS is having a tough time.  Nobody is mailing anything.  Why the criminals think this is a good idea has me wondering.

Maybe the small amount gives you that warm fuzzy feeling that it’s legit?  Yes?  No?

Ok, first we have this stellar piece of eMail:

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Now, there are four apparent links in this hear message.  Lets take a close look:

First for USPS we get:

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For Shipping History the link is…

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Suffice it to say, all the links in this email go to dogmasoftwareDOTcom. Followed by “hy6k…”.  Really?   So I checked…

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Even a wide open internet search, none of these links point to DOGMASOFTWARE…

Then there’s this…

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Al’s email links go to:

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Edmond’s goes to

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Wendy likes FTP

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Then again, so does Chance

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I especially liked the verbiage on the next one.   It reminds of the days or receiving “Dearly Beloved” eMails asking for help in moving millions of dollars from some foreign country…with a time limit and only needed some seed money to get it started.

It is my pleasure to have this opportunity to offer you a business transaction, which will yield high dividends for both of us.. The following is a brief overview on what the offer entails.. This offer entails you to stand as a supplier of a certain product to my company. I will secure a supply contract deal for you as our supplier of the product.This product is currently being sold by the manufacturer at a very low price and can be sold to my company at a much higher price.(The margin is over 90%) , getting my company to purchase the product at your fixed price is not a problem, my company is in need of this product. Basically what you are doing is to purchase this product at a relatively low price and sell it to my company at a marked up price, it is a legal transaction and I need you to partner with me on this project.please indicate your phone number in your reply

Best regards

Lennie Grant

Enjoy!

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USPS wants my Money! For a package never sent!

March 23, 2012 Leave a comment

I got this in the mail this morning.  Shock! Gasp! What?  I haven’t sent a thing using the Post Office in months and here they are trying to get money from me.  Somehow I get the feeling that this may be a fake!  A Scam!  Ok, being a bit facetious.

Yes, kiddies a new scam is going around.  What is this?  A weekly event?  I remember when it was months between this events.  Now they come at you faster than ever.

So you’ve got:

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All the links go to:

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DO NOT type in this link yourself.  If you do, it’s at your own risk.  No links in this notice should be clicked.  Delete it as fast as you can.

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Amounts change a little. So do the links!

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and again

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You would think that they’d send only one.  Multiple with different amounts with the similar or identical verbiage…

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Another interesting link…

But, thanks to them, I can write a quick blog post…  Smile

Boy! Am I popular! Free Money! Linked In Friends

March 22, 2012 Leave a comment

Well, maybe…  or could it be another slew of phishing attempts? 

Gee, I really could use a few extra bucks, you know?   Hey, maybe the eMail fairy has sent something.

Wow!

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How did they know I needed $1500? 

Really?  Click this link and you’ll probably be asked to provide you bank account information.  By tomorrow, that $1500 you were expecting never materialized and in fact, your whole bank account is wiped out!

I have a new co-worker! 

And they want to connect via LinkedIn!

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You know, it’s great that my Co-Worker Vaughn wants to be friends!  Really!  That is if a person named Vaughn worked for my company.  Besides having no Vaughn past or present, the copyright is for 2010 and that is like a couple of years ago.  Either LinkedIn is slipping or this is BOGUS.  You know my vote: BOGUS!

What’s fun is to take a look down Junk Mail lane…

Reach Your Peak Performance

Gain size while you sleep!

Some Canadian Pharmacy has:

Save-8O%-0ff-Viagra©-Cia1is©-Levitra©

Now back to LinkedIn

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They couldn’t even get the copyright symbol correct on this one…and lastly?

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My classmate.  I may have known a Griffin and certainly a Trevino but not a Griffin Trevino. 

Make it stop…

Make it stop…