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May 13, 2012  4:03 PM

Scam email poses as account alert



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Cybercrime, E-mail scam, Scam alert

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March 31, 2012  12:31 AM

“Glory Johnson” loves me



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Green card scams, Malware, marriage scams, spam

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March 24, 2012  1:41 PM

Beware fake IRS tax appeal notices



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, IRS alert, Malware, taxes

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November 24, 2011  1:31 PM

Beware fake iTunes gift certificate malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Holiday scam, Malware, spam, Thanksgiving

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July 30, 2011  2:52 AM

(Humor) I Couldn’t Resist Replying to This



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, E-mail scam, Scam

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May 29, 2011  1:35 PM

Huge Spikes in Malware



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Epsilon breach, Malicious Website, Malware

According to the good folks over at Sunbelt Security (now owned by GFI), an incredible 73,000 new types of malware are being issued every day, a 26% increase over last year's figures. Between this and the recent security breach at Epsilon, I am noticing a huge increase in my own spam levels. One of...


May 17, 2011  3:02 PM

Scam Alert: Fake Skype Update Email



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Fraud, Scam alert

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April 3, 2011  12:45 PM

U.S. Bank Vendor Epsilon Interactive Hacked



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, E-mail scam, Fraud, Hacking, Online banking fraud, Online Scams, Security

If you are a customer of U.S. Bank better be on the lookout for suspicious emails. It seems one the bank's vendors of email marketing services, Epsilon Interactive, has been hacked and your email address may have been obtained in the process. My wife got this email notice...


March 12, 2011  12:37 AM

Anatomy of An Email Scam?



Posted by: Ken Harthun
E-mail scam, Online Scams, Phishing

Got this email a couple of days ago. I was going to delete it, but somehow it looked legitimate:

I'm interested in purchasing kennyhart.com.
I'd likely be able to pay in the $200 - $700 range for it.
Let me know whether or not you are open to hearing a formal offer.
Now, that seemed...


February 24, 2011  8:02 AM

Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Online Scams



Posted by: Ken Harthun
Banking Fraud, E-mail scam, Online banking fraud, Online Scams, Online Shopping Scam

People since time immemorial have fallen for scams of various kinds. Chalk it up to wishful thinking, dreaming, greed, what have you, but eventually, everyone finds themselves gullible. If that weren't the case, life would lose some of its luster. We love to play act; we love to be fooled; and, we...


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