Tag: email scam

Thanks to emails and calls from people who sensed something wasn’t right, we’ve heard that an FTC imposter scam we’ve written about before is back. The email tells you there’s a complaint against your business, and wants...

The email says it’s a court notice from the Bureau of Defaulters Agency-FTC with your arrest warrant record attached. It says you’ve ignored their efforts to contact you, so now your Social Security number is on hold by the federal...

Last week I told you about health insurer Anthem’s data breach affecting more than 80 million customers. This week, I’m telling you about scam artists who are sending phony “Anthem” emails that pretend to help customers, but...

Expecting packages shipped to your home this holiday season? You’re not the only one… scammers are, too.We’ve learned of a phony “delivery failure notification” email making the rounds. It looks like it’s from...

It’s Pizza Hut’s 55th anniversary, the email says, and you can join in the celebration by getting a free pizza at any of its restaurants. Just click on the “Get Free Pizza Coupon” button.Don’t do it. There’s no...

Recibes un email del jefe de tu jefe solicitándote que le hagas una transferencia de dinero a un nuevo proveedor. El email está marcado como urgente, así que ignoras los otros 20 mensajes de los que debes ocuparte y que requieren tu atención. Tu...

You get an email from your boss’s boss requesting that you make a wire transfer to a new vendor. The email is marked urgent, so you ignore the 20 others that need your attention to take care of it. You handle wire transfers all the time, and...

Love breezing through tollbooths with your E-Z Pass? A new scam is taking advantage of that.  Here’s how it works: You get an email that appears to be from E-Z Pass. It has the E-Z Pass logo, and says you owe money for driving...

Have you gotten an email with the subject line “Pending consumer complaint” that looks like it came from the FTC? The email warns that a complaint against you has been filed with the FTC. It asks you to click on a link or attachment...

Oh yes, it’s that sweet time of year again — Spring Break is almost here! Whether you’re off to sunbathe on the sand, see the sights, or ski the slopes, it pays to be an informed travel shopper.You might find your inbox overflowing...

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