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(Bluehost) Email Scam Aimed at Website Owners

One of the latest email scams to come our way is quite convincing and aimed squarely at website owners and managers.  This particular email landed in my inbox earlier this week and is worded in such a way that it could be a legitimate correspondence. The email in question warns that outbound email services have [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:43+00:00August 15th, 2018|Phishing Scams|0 Comments

Google Chrome Browser Hit by Support Scam

Google Chrome is the current target of a malvertising campaign that aims to trick users into calling a fake tech support line.  Tech support scams have become a popular tactic for malware distributers because they prey on a user’s ignorance and fear instead of relying on the overt extortion tactics used by ransomware. The Google [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:43+00:00February 8th, 2018|Browser, Phishing Scams|0 Comments

Tech Support Scam Victims to Receive Refund from FTC

Victims of past phone tech support scams are about to receive a refund from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  Telemarketing tech support scams that originated back in 2014 raked in over $120m from victims across the United States.  The FTC announced Monday that victims of the incident would soon be receiving an email with instructions [...]

By |2017-08-30T17:05:42+00:00August 30th, 2017|Phishing Scams|0 Comments

IRS Warns of Rampant W-2 and Money Wire Scams

Last year saw an unprecedented number of complaints from businesses that were victims of tax season phishing scams and the IRS warns that a new batch of attacks has already begun.  Targeted phishing scams campaigns (Spear Phishing), use insider information to take advantage of a business’s employees.  The latest scams uses fake emails disguised as [...]

By |2019-02-04T02:35:46+00:00February 10th, 2017|Phishing Scams, Uncategorized|0 Comments