BEWARE of NEW Email Scam that uses the Postal Service Name and Logo …

I am in constant training mode with people in teaching them “how to spot a scam”… This morning, one of my students (my Mother) received an email that appeared to be from the United States Postal Service” stating that she had a package that could not be delivered and that they (USPS) needed additional information. Ironically, my Mother was expecting a package. My Mother, after my constant pressure to keep her alert to scams (phone, internet and email), contacted me due to her skepticism about the legitimacy of this email.

What I found after looking at the content of the email (see below) was that this email was not from the USPS and is a SCAM. The “clue” was in the sender’s email address. After doing some research; the scam in this case, works this way (see below), after you click on “Reschedule Delivery”:

The scammers send an official-looking email complete with US Postal Service logos that say you have a package that can’t be delivered because of an insufficient address. Next they ask for a small amount of money to “re-deliver” your package. Then they’ll ask for credit card information – after that has been entered, a screen will pop up, asking for your date of birth and social security number to “verify and protect” your identity.

Source: Postal Times – Beware of New Scam Using USPS Name, Citing Delivery “On Hold”

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Here is how Facebook accounts are being hacked and compromised? Here is what a “FAKE Facebook Login Page” looks like…

If you look at the login Facebook page below, it looks very legit (click on the screenshot below), but it is a FAKE. How can you tell it is FAKE? Look at the web address; it is obviously not Facebook. If you receive this and actually enter your login information, the criminal behind this scam captures your login information which then allows the criminal to fully access your account. Many folks are receiving in “Facebook Messenger” a message from what appears to be a legit friend that will bait you in. In this case, the legit friend sent what appears to be a “YouTube Video” titled, “look what I found” (see screenshot below) and when you click or go to the video, the FAKE Facebook login screen (that you see below) will appear. Looks real, doesn’t it? Please continue to read…

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If you believe you have been a victim of a Social Security Administration Scam, you can easily report it online…

What should I do if I get a call claiming there’s a problem with my Social Security number or account?

If you receive a questionable call, hang up, and report the call to our Office of the Inspector General.

  • Don’t return unknown calls.
  • Ask someone you trust for advice before making any large purchase or financial decision.
  • Don’t be embarrassed to report if you shared personal financial information or suffered a financial loss.
  • Learn more at oig.ssa.gov/scam.Share this information with friends and family.
  • Report SSA Scam Here: Office of the Inspector General: SSA Scam Reporting Form

Source:  OIG – Social Security Administration

Watch Your Wallet — Avoid These 3 Money Scams | The Motley Foll

This is a “must read”… Motley Fool briefs you on 3 money scams that are tied to “Taxes”, “Social Security” and “Medicare”. I have a motto here at What’s On My PC and it is “believe nothing, verify everything”.  You can learn more by clicking the source link below.

The more you learn about scams and scamming techniques, the less likely you’ll be to fall for them. As you go through your financial life, saving, investing, paying taxes, collecting benefits, getting healthcare, and so on, be alert for those who want to take advantage of your hard work.

We see lots of criss-crossed yellow signs that say scam alert.

Source: Watch Your Wallet — Avoid These 3 Money Scams


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Scam Me If You Can: Simple Strategies to Outsmart Today’s Rip-off Artists

As one of the world’s most respected authorities on the subjects of fraud, forgery, and cybersecurity, Frank Abagnale knows how scammers work. In Scam Me If You Can, he reveals the latest tricks that today’s scammers, hackers, and con artists use to steal your money and personal information–often online and over the phone. Using plain language and vivid examples, Abagnale reveals hundreds of tips, including:

• The best way to protect your phone from being hacked
• The only time you should ever use a debit card
• The one type of photo you should never post on social media
• The only conditions under which you should use WiFi networks at the airport
• The safest way to use an ATM


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Hundreds of counterfeit online shoe stores injected with credit card skimmer | Malwarebytes Labs

We recently identified a credit card skimmer injected into hundreds of fraudulent sites selling brand name shoes. Unfortunate shoppers may not only be disappointed with the faux merchandise, but they will also relinquish their personal and financial data to Magecart fraudsters.

Source: Hundreds of counterfeit online shoe stores injected with credit card skimmer | Malwarebytes Labs

DO NOT Fall for the “Google Chrome Critical ERROR” Phlishing Scam

First time ever for me to have one of these scams popup on my computer. This one here is the “Google Chrome Critical ERROR” phlishing scam that comes in a variety of forms. In this case the “Security System” (whatever that is) has detected the threatening attempt to gain access to my bank logins. The crooks, in this case, are recommending that I perform a temporary block on all my accounts; THEN, the crooks want me to contact their customer support team at Microsoft. If you really take a look at the screenshot below, you can tell that the designer of this scary scam graphic does not use very good grammar.

Folks, for God’s sake, please do not fall for this scam or any of the hundreds like it. They are scams. These crooks want you to call the number, as reflected in the screenshot; THEN, the real fun will begin where they will bilk you out of as much money as they can and will even want to help solve your problem by remotely taking over the operation of your computer. They are such nice criminals…

This error can be removed simply by closing the web browser, however, some websites run scripts that prevent users from closing browsing tabs/windows. In these cases, terminate the browser via Task Manager or simply reboot the system. Note that after re-running the browser, you should not restore the previous session, otherwise you will return to the malicious site. Also, I typically will run CCleaner and AdwCleaner. If you end up going to far with this scam and allow the criminals to take over your computer, you will need to be more aggressive in the removal process.


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