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Phishing

Computer users are being warned about a growing problem with e-mail messages that takes you to counterfeit Web sites. They are called phisher sites, and they look legitimate. So does the e-mail, which claims to come from a company you do business with and tells you to click on a link to go to the […]

Threat Advisory: CNN and MSNBC Spam

Dear Client, We’d like to provide you with an update on recent spam attacks. Our message security vendor has advised us on high volumes of bogus CNN and MSNBC messages that contain links to download malware. Spammers have copied the contents of CNN and MSNBC alerts and substituted a link that prompts users to upgrade […]

Internet Corporation Listings Service

We have received several calls about faxes sent from Internet Corporation Listings Service. The faxes appear to be an invoice for search engine listing services. These faxes are scams! The invoice format is designed to capture attention from the recipient, who in turn thinks they must submit payment for the service. The fine print on […]

From seattlepi.com

Some of the more interesting spam scams of recent months trick PayPal customers into divulging personal or financial information by asking them to log into Web site that looks very much like PayPal’s own. They’ve been around for a while but appear to be growing more sophisticated and more convincing of late, Vancouver’s Derek K. […]

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THIS EMAIL AND REMOVE.ORG IS VERY SUSPECT! DO NOT PAY .95 MEMBERSHIP FEE. EMAIL WAS SPAM. THERE IS NO WAY THEY CAN STOP SPAM WITH THE TECHNIQUE THEY ARE USING. ACTUAL EMAIL FOLLOWS HERE: —– Original Message —– From: Lori Butler To: Sharron Kelly Cc: Karla Anderson; Megan_Jim_Davis@hotmail.com; EdWaldon@lycos.com; Andrea Manning; Bill Barnes; Mark and […]

SILICON.COM — July 7, 2003

SILICON.COM — July 7, 2003 –Fake domain name renewal spam warning — Firms told to be wary of unsolicited requests for .biz and .info registration fees Businesses are being warned about a spate of rogue firms spamming domain name holders with fake renewal notices asking for money. The spammers are targeting owners of .biz and […]

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 18, 2003

MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 18, 2003–Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE:BBY) reported today that as of late afternoon, it became aware of an unauthorized and deceptive spam e-mail to consumers titled “Fraud Alert.” This email, which requests personal information (i.e. social security number and credit card information), claims to come from the BestBuy.com Fraud Department. This message is […]