USPS Fake E-mail

This is a good one – came in this morning…no text at all, just an image in an email: When the hell is the 27th of Juny? And the entire image is a link to www.annehelene.fr/XXXXXXXXXX.htm – the Xs are likely changed for every email, etc. If you mistype the link or go to the root of the site you get this – a seemingly legit French cooking site: But if you go to the … Read more…

Scammers phishing by text

Well, scammers have moved “up” in the world…first they were scamming by phone…now, they’re using SMS\Text messages to try to get you to browse to some fake, malicious website. Here’s the text I received from 321-332-5220 this morning: Wow! My reward from BestBuy.com[.gpck.biz]! Rule number one about any email\text\anything: DON’T CLICK THE LINK. Rule #2: Don’t click the link. EVER. A quick whois shows nothing useful: Registrant Address1:                         Attn: gpck.bizRegistrant Address2:                         Aptds. 0850-00056Registrant City:                             PanamaRegistrant Postal Code:                      Zona … Read more…

Outlook Error When Opening Links

I recently updated both of my Parents’ systems to Windows 7 – and last night I was asked to “Get rid of the security on my Mom’s Outlook”…?…My first thought was UAC. But then- what the heck was she doing that was popping up UAC?? So upon further investigation, the issue was quite different. In Outlook, anytime a web link was clicked the following error showed: This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in … Read more…