Posts belonging to Category Internet Safety

Another Phishing Scam!

Hackers are always trying new ways to trick you in to giving them your personal information!  Here’s the latest to come across our path. In this first image you can see that the email looks pretty legit.  Even the “sender’s” email address is valid.   But if you hover on the link to “review” the […]

Phishing Scam

An example of a VERY BAD attempt at phishing!  Notice all of the hyperlink URLs – NONE of the links [point to OneDrive.  And they signed the email OneDriveS!!!

Another Phishing Scam

Be on the lookout for this phishing scam in your inbox!  Notice how the email uses a local address (in this case an address in Bellingham, WA) to look more legitimate.  But, if you hover on the link you will see the real hyperlink!  Can never say this enough – ALWAYS hover to reveal the […]

Phishing Scam From “Wells Fargo”

One of our team members received this email today from “Wells Fargo” – CLEARLY a phishing scam! How can you tell an email is not real?  Hover on the links (DO NOT CLICK ON THEM) and see what the hyperlink address is,  If it does not match the “sender”, you can be sure it is […]

Phishing Alert!

Use caution when opening and clicking on ANY links in an email!  It may be a phishing scam! This email from “Microsoft” was received by a team member at J Street.  Thankfully, the person hovered on the links to see the TRUE identity and did not click on any of the links! We also received […]

New Phishing Scam – Beware!

One of our team members received a new type of phishing email – this one says that their account has seen irregular activity! And it looks so official – until you look a bit closer…  Notice the hyperlink email addresses, and notice the hyperlink that the email say to click on! Safeguard yourself against fraud […]

Phishing Scam – Beware!

Heads up – scammers are getting more and more tricky!  One of our team received this email from “Microsoft”. Notice that the email address from “SupportMicrosoft-Team” is not actually a Microsoft email address. Notice that this official-looking email says that this user will stop receiving new emails within 24 hours if the account is not […]

Avoiding “Support” Scams

Heads up to everyone – we had a client contact us that they had received a phone call from “Microsoft”.  The caller told our client that they could see that the client’s network was not secure and instructed our client to go to a web meeting site so the caller could “help”. Luckily our client […]

Fake “FTC investigation” email making the rounds again

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/fake-ftc-investigation-email-making-rounds-again

Beware Of Scam Package Delivery Emails!

‘Tis the season of joy – and hackers trying to steal your personal information!  Scammers are sending out emails to unsuspecting users that state that their package could not be delivered – with the hopes that you will click on the links embedded in the email… USA Today article: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/12/08/fake-package-delivery-notices-christmas-malware-ransomware/94631888/