Warning! Fale Quickbooks Invoice Reminder

Warning! Fake and infected emails circulatingYet another fake email, no doubt with an infected payload (Click a link and have your comptuer infected with malware!)

Subject is Reminder: Invoice INV-887 from Crowne Plaza Reading (An American hotel) with a fake domain {at} accontingquickbooks.com. Note the deliberate mis-spelling.

Very similar location of the infected file (kellercloud-my.sharepoint.com/personal/adrian_kendell_keller_com_au/_layouts/15)  as two from earlier today alledgedly from BT.

If you receive one, please...


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Warning! Fake "New BT Online Bill"

Fake BT Online emailsJust had a couple of Fake BT Online Bill emails, one for £383.67 and the other for £561.09. Both alledgedly from btbusiness {at} bt.com, but spoofed from btbusiness {at} btconnect.info.

They look okay at first glance, but the link to download the bill is prmintacc-my.sharepoint.com/perso=
nal/estrella_intacc_com_au/ in both. Please pass on a warning to your friends and family, especially though who may be confused and worried enough to click on the link and download infected files to their...


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Warning! Lloyds Bank Fake email

Fake and infected email warningLatest fake banking email arrived in my inbox today. This time alledgedly from Lloyds Bank but of course it's not, it's actually from lloydsbank-documents.com and has a 100Kb attachment that I'm asked to download and fax back. Never going to happen!

It is of course fake and the document will be infected with some malicious payload so never download from a link in a banking email, especially if you're not actually a customer of the bank supposedly involved.

 


Warning! Fake Companies House Emails!

Infected Email warning - CyberFraudJust received TWO emails alledgedly from Companies House today. These are fake and infected and actually sent by companieshousei.com (Note the i). IF these where genuine, the domain would be .gov.uk.

Both have links to infected files, one on 118enquiries.com and the other to cdaets-my.sharepoint.com/personal/nathan_martin_cdatasystems_com_au.  NEVER EVER click on links in fake emails. Simply delete from your server and never view them as sometimes the images are hosted remotely and can...


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Fake BT Bill scam

Email Warning, BT ScamLook out for fake BT billing emails going around.

Just received one from btconnect.biz advising me that my bill amount is 967.12 GBP and to check the attached PDF.

As the email isn't addressed to me by name, plus the fact I'm NOT a BT customer, I'm pretty confident it's a fake not to mention the domain its coming from isn't actually a BT domain, it's a fake and the PDF is probably infected, I can only recommend people delete it without viewing the PDF.

You may also wish to forward the...


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Fake RBS Email scam

Infected email warningJust received another fake email alledgedly from RBS this time headed "Fw: Important BACs documents" with a sender's spoofed email address including rbs-documents.co.uk. All fake.

The attached "documents" file that you are asked to review, sign and date, then fax to RBS is of course an infected file that will do you no good and should be deleted as should the entire email without clicking on a single link.

The signature image links to aprilchandler.com/blog/ and is either a fake site or a...


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Spam Domains

Danger - Spamming TLD'sIf you have a website that allows registration, such as a forum or a members area, the guys over at BlueCoat (Cyber Security advisors) recommend you block the following domains from being allowed to register as they are nearly all used to send out spam.

These include .country, .kim, .science and .work

 

 


Banking Scams

Do you use online banking? If so, please read on.

A reminder made it's way into my secure inbox recently, from my bank offering me a warning about the rise in spoof messages from Fraudsters.

A worthwhile reminder which I'm passing on to you below. Don't be scared to use online banking, it's pretty safe, so long as you go direct to your bank's site rather than use links in any email, they can be faked.

Never rely on caller ID alone to authenticate a caller or a text message. Criminals...


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Fake Amazon shipping emails - Warning

Your Amazon.com order has shipped, but sent from amazons.com! Fake Amazon email advising that your $1620+ computer has shipped is just that, a fake.

There is a link to click, supposedly so you can check something, but it actually leads to a Brazilian website which no doubt tries to get you to enter your amazon login details or confirm your credit card so as to cancel the order, though I'm guessing here as I'll never click on such a fake link.

Just delete such fake emails, or report them...


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Parcel Claim Reminder email - Warning!

Scam Email WarningYet another scam/cyberfraud email arriving today. This time alledgedly from an Italian firm advising that I've a parcel to collect, from Italy! It's supposed to be a cash prize from something I've never entered not to mention the sender's email address has been spoofed (faked).

Dear Esteemed Customer,
 Your package/diplomatic pouch is ready to be delivered. You have to call stating your LAST NAME and First Name for us to verify your details and also send your telephone number with...


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