Warning: Target Shopping Survey email scam

Warning: Target Shopping Survey email scam

You may have received a fraudulent email with the subject line “Love Target?” from a sender titled Target Shopping Survey (or bounce-67216169@ponnanakoje.us) that claims you can complete a Target shopping survey in order to claim a Target gift-card. If you did receive an email claiming to be from Target that provides instructions to complete a shopping survey in order to obtain a gift-card ignore it! The email is a common Target scam that is circulating after the recent Target customer data breach.

Beware of rising Target scams in 2014

Beware of rising Target scams in 2014

The recent Target data breach that leaves Target customers at risk of serious credit and identity theft crimes has caused another large issue for Target customers. Criminals are now taking advantage of the current situation regarding stolen Target customer information, such as full names, email addresses, home addresses, credit information, and more, by masquerading as Target themselves.

AMMYY Scam – Phone Support Scams (Getting Help)

AMMYY Scam – Phone Support Scams (Getting Help)

If you receive an unsolicited phone call from an unknown person claiming to be from Microsoft, your Internet Service Provider (ISP), your computer manufacturer (ie: Dell, HP, Toshiba) and further stating that multiple issues have been detected on your computer, including computer viruses, malware, and trojans and you must install AMMY from www.ammyy.com to allow them a remote connection to your computer hang up – this is a scam! These phone calls are fake! This is a common scam referred to as the AMMYY scam. Please note that the developers of the software AMMYY have no involvement with these scams; however, if you do find that AMMYY software is on your system immediately uninstall it and proceed with further safety instructions detailed below.

Microsoft Phone Support Scams – Getting Help

Microsoft Phone Support Scams – Getting Help

If you receive an unsolicited phone call from an unknown person claiming to be from Microsoft and further stating that multiple issues have been detected on your computer, including computer viruses, malware, and trojans hang up – this is a scam! These phone calls are fake! Microsoft will not call you, Microsoft does not operate personal computer security in such a manner. It is true that Microsoft Windows will send anonymous crash reports (etc.) if a user chooses the option; however, the anonymous information collected in such reports does not give Microsoft access to your telephone number.

How to remove the CryptoLocker virus – Encryption virus removal Instructions

How to remove the CryptoLocker virus – Encryption virus removal Instructions

CryptoLocker viruses are aggressive computer infections that are classified as malware in the ransomware category. The CryptoLocker virus blocks access to a Microsoft Windows PC or gives the user only limited access to the computer system (often claiming Warning! Access to your computer is limited), encrypts files (or claims to encrypt files), and demands a penalty fine in order to unlock the computer system and restore a backup of encrypted files by obtaining a RSA key (etc) and paying a fine (ransom) of $500, $1000, $1500, or more. Furthermore the CryptoLocker virus may produce fraudulent claims and reasons for locking the computer system and encrypting files, often stating that the computer contains child pornography, similar to tactics used by the FBI virus.

Dealing with the fake “Tagged photos of you on Facebook” email phishing scam

Dealing with the fake “Tagged photos of you on Facebook” email phishing scam

One of the latest scams revolving around Facebook users is the “Tagged photos of you on Facebook” email scam. Victims receive fake emails from cyber criminals masquerading as Facebook that claim the user has a numerical amount of tagged photos from a friend or random person. A common subject line of the malicious emails is “Angela Werner tagged 2 photos of you on Facebook” (names and number of tagged photos vary).

Dealing with fake UPS email phishing scams – Your package is available for pickup

Dealing with fake UPS email phishing scams – Your package is available for pickup

Fraudulent emails claiming to be sent from UPS and a variety of different fake UPS email phishing scams have been around for many years. The primary objective of these fake UPS email scams is to infect computer systems with malicious payloads (Trojan horses) by tricking victims into believing that UPS, UPS Express Services, and/or UPS Logistics Services needs them to download an email attachment for reasons relating to errors with their service, such as errors with shipping addresses and item weight.