There are no shortage of scams these days and my spam box is filling up with them, but thankfully most of these scams are ending up there rather than in my main email inbox. One thing I’ve noticed recently is I received emails talking about an ATM Mastercard.
I of course became very curious about them and decided to give them all a read. Needless to say they were pretty easy to tell that they were scams, at least to me. I do know what signs and red flags to look for, but more importantly, I don’t let my emotions get the best of me in these cases because if I didn’t do that, I could easily fall for these scams thinking I would be getting easy money which is simply not the case.
As you all know, I’ve talked a lot about scams and the many kinds of phishing scams that into my email’s inbox. I’ve talked about what to look for, what not to do in these scams, and how to not let your emotions get the best of you. Even when going through all of these things, there are still some scams that I come across that still can cause me to panic and in this case, it is a Coinbase scam. The previous phishing scam I received didn’t cause a lot of worry for me and you can read about that by clickinghere.
I will go over why this particular scam caused me to panic and how I eventually calmed myself down and allowed me to look over everything very thoroughly and realize that it was ultimately a scam. I understand that there are things that should be common sense, but let’s just say that I’ve been dealing with some difficulties with the real Coinbase company throughout the last year and receiving an email like this just adds to the difficulties that still continue to this day, hence why this scam nearly got me. I’ll also talk about the one red flag that ALWAYS lets me know that an email is a scam.
I’ve talked about OLSP before and how it’s a system designed to make you money through Affiliate Marketing. While the OLSP System uses Affiliate Marketing to make money, it does do it a bit differently than Wealthy Affiliate and it does make you commissions faster as well, provided you take action by what is taught there.
In myreview of OLSPand some other information about it, I’ve mentioned that they have a bootcamp which comprises the beginning of the training and that if you complete it, you’ll get paid $20 (as long as you’re a new member and do it within 14 days of signing up).
A lot of people are very familiar with Windows Defender as it is a legitimate program from Microsoft that helps your computer system stop threats such as viruses, malware, and other threats. I use another system instead that better defends my computer against viruses, but Windows Defender is still nice to have as a bit of a helpful backup. So if Windows Defender is a legitimate program by Microsoft, and is included in the latest versions of Window, then how is it possible that there’s a Windows Defender scam?
Well I will get into that next, but I do also want to mention that scammers will use whatever they can to try to scam you to get money out of you so even if there is something legitimate, scammers will try to use that against you to get your hard-earned money. If you want to read about some of the other phishing email scams that I have received, you can clickhereand go through my list.
Well folks, it looks like I’m due for a tax refund! I received an official email from the IRS saying that they owe me over $500! All I have to do is click the claim form button in the email and it will take me to their official website where I just fill out the form that they need and I’ll be able to get a refund! I mean, there’s no ways this could be from an IRS scammer!
This is definitely legitimate right? I mean it’s not every day that I get an email from the IRS saying that they owe me money. In fact, I can’t think if any other time I’ve ever gotten an email from the IRS so it definitely must be from them. Even the email address looks like it’s legitimate as it says irs.gov.