Friday, September 21, 2012

ADP Benefits Phishing E-mail - Scam Alert

The is an phishing e-mail purporting to be from ADP Benefits. Please, do not respond to this email or click the links in it.

Information from ADP:

What is phishing?

ANSWER: Cyber criminals try to lure people with spoofed emails, voice messages and text messages that tell the recipient there is a problem with a bank account, credit card, or even a payroll question that has to be answered “right away.” These phony emails are called phishing emails. Do not respond or click on any links within these emails.

What protection do I have against phishing?

ANSWER: If an email comes to your email inbox and it is asking you to take immediate action on something to do with your account or your data, even if it looks like it is from a source you know, like your bank or credit card company, do not take any action. Delete the email. If you think it may have been a legitimate request, contact the company by phone. Do not use any number given in the email, it maybe fake too. Remember: Legitimate companies that have your sensitive data will not send or call you to ask for that information.

What do fraudulent emails look like?

ANSWER: Fraudulent emails are often disguised or made to look like they are coming from an official source, such as a government agency or business. If you have doubts, check with the sender via phone about the email and the information being asked.

What should I do if I get an email with an ADP logo and I suspect it is a phishing email?

ANSWER: If you receive a suspicious email, phone call or text message that looks like it is coming from ADP; let us know about it right away. Forward the original email you received as an attachment or a description of the phone call or text message to A representative from ADP will contact you or your employer as appropriate. ADP will take appropriate steps to address suspicious events.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ebay Popup Scam

Their is a new scam using ebay's name. A page rewrites using browser flash plugins to solicit payments by direct money transfer for expensive items that don't exist.

With flash enabled in the viewer browser the pages do a 'double-load' --> the paypal payment bits disappear while direct money transfer is listed as 'protected'. Some other changes occur such as item pictures appearing, item id changing to stop reporting and stop the view of other seller items.

The first hack used external non-ebay servers to work their magic, I presume the new version is the same. Ebay just stonewall and say they couldn't be hacked. This may amount to $80,000 in 3 days for a few items. It's no-flash policy probably stops those ebay staff that scrutinise reported items from seeing what is going on.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Yahoo Lottery Scam

A scam email is circulating that states that you have won a Yahoo Lottery. This has set off the scam alert.

Dear Yahoo Management ! Last month of 26th I have received the below email on my hotmail id "" Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:08:13 +0800 From: Subject: CONTACT THE PAYING BANK FOR YOUR WINNING PRIZE $1,000.000.00 To: YAHOO LOTTERY RESULTS 2012 YAHOO INTERNET LOTTERY CONGRATULATIONS!!! Yahoo!! International Lottery Organization Bangkok Branch Office Address: 3 Sukhumvit Lane Bangkok 10400

Thailand Dear Lucky Winner , In receipt of your information regarding your winning prize of ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ( $1, 000. 000.00USD). In the 10 Years ongoing Yahoo! lottery promotion award of the New Year Held this Month. Your email address was randomly selected among the 25 lucky winners in batch 50,000,000 International email addresses .You have been approved to pay the lump sum of ONE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS ( $1, 000. 000.00USD). I Mr. Mark Chang the lottery representative here in Bangkok Thailand will be guiding you on how to claim your winning prize.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Anthony Morrison Scam

Some feel that Anthony Morrison's seminar Internet Marketing is a scam. First they have you go to a free seminar and provide you with a free lunch.

The seminar lasts about 2 hours and it is somewhat informative. The basic premise is that you learn how to set up websites and use affiliate links to earn money.

The paid training and course costs around $2900. The course lasts three days and you get support and they do offer a refund if you are not satisfied.

The biggest problem that I see with the course is that they promote buying ads to promote your website. That seems like a very dangerous game, because if your conversion to sales is not enough to pay the advertising clicks, you are losing money.

So, buyer beware.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Bitcoin Scam or Not?

Bitcoin is an experimental new digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world.

Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network.

Bitcoin is also the name of the open source software which enables the use of this currency.

What do we think of Bitcoin?

I like the fact that it is not controlled by a government.

However, trust is something that must be earned. Review your experience with Bitcoin or state your opinions below.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Skype Draw Award GBP750,000.00 SCAM

There is a scam telling Skype Users that they have won a drawing for 750,000.00. This is most likely a big Scam. Do not respond!

Skype Draw Award GBP750,000.00 SCAM
Hi There I would like to know if you had any competition running were this is the information I got my name is Robert Sorzano and it is saying I won so please let me know Greetings Lucky winner, You have been awarded GBP750,000.00 by Skype Draw Award held in United Kingdom. The Skype ID Award is no doubt a great opportunity for us to show appreciation to our Customers' patronage in the past years, and to help them contribute to the development of their communities. All Skype ID were obtained from the International Skype Directory. I wish to let you know the steps that you must follow to receive your prize money at the earliest possible time. In this process, we shall respect your views, opinions and most importantly, protect your privacy. Please provide us with the following information to enable us issue you the Award Certificate and process your prize release. Full Name..................... Address........................ Age.............................. Sex.............................. Nationality..................... Home Phone.................. Mobile Phone................. Occupation..................... Your Personal Winning Ref.No:SK0092UK) and must be quoted in the subject of every correspondence. Please keep details of your winning Ref No confidential until the successful transfer of your fund to you, as any form of double claim will lead to withdrawal of the Prize. This draw was conducted solely by Skype UK and cannot be redeemed at your Local Skype Communications Shop. Once again, I congratulate you personally on your selection and implore you to adhere to our directions in ensuring successful claim. Further guidelines shall be provided to you on our receipt of your personal information. Kind Regards, Dr Michael J Elliott (Claim Agent)