The now-pervasive Amazon scam texts, which have become such a problem that the Better Business Bureau has been inundated with hundreds of complaints from people about them

Beware: Do not click on this text message from Amazon if you receive it

by BGR

“Don’t click,” the BBB warns. “The text message is not from Amazon and it is the latest in a long list of impersonation scams that have been happening since the start of the pandemic, often using Amazon’s brand. The bogus raffle and suspicious link are part of a con used to trick people into visiting a phishing website, where they unwittingly share account credentials as well as personal and financial information with fraudsters.” >>> READ MORE

“Your McAfee Subscription Has Expired” is a deceptive pop-up message stating that the anti-virus suite subscription is no longer valid.

It is delivered by various deceptive websites. Research shows that many users visit these sites inadvertently – they are redirected by intrusive ads (displayed by other rogue sites) or PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). In most cases, potentially unwanted programs infiltrate systems without permission. As well as causing redirects, they deliver intrusive advertisements and gather sensitive data.

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BEWARE of FAKE (SCAM) Amazon Email

My mother received an email that in all appearances was from Amazon; when, in fact it is a SCAM. I encourage everyone to take a look at the email so that you will know how to spot it. I have highlighted “what to look for” so that you can spot scams like this.

In this case the email looks official (from Amazon) indicating my Mother ordered a ViewSonic projector at a cost of $1585.40. Any reasonable person seeing an email like this, knowing they did not order something that costly, would immediately think someone had access to their credit card account or bank account credentials to make a purchase. So; what that reasonable person would do is call the phone number in the email or would reply back to the email to straighten out the matter. It is when you respond back or call the number where the “criminal” will attempt to extract information from you such as a credit card number or a bank account.

Please always be alert to SCAMS that you recieve in email. If you have a doubt, that is your instincts coming out. Have someone help you determine the legitimacy of any email correspondence or when something just does not look right. In this case, this is exactly what Mom did and I am proud of her for it. As a further precaution, I checked her Amazon account and nothing like this was ordered using her account; plus, all other accounts were in order.

PLEASE SHARE THIS with others; especially, Mom’s and Dad’s…

Click on screenshot below to see full view of this scam email…

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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