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.
It has been awhile since I’ve talked about scams, especially those that come into your email inbox. Trust me, even though I’ve been quiet lately, that doesn’t mean I’ve stopped receiving scams. Quite the contrary, it seems like I have been receiving a lot more of them lately, especially those that say they are from PayPal and then causes me to ask “Why is my PayPal Account Limited?”.
We’re going to take a look at one that is fairly recent as the title of it says “PayPal Account Limited”. Should I panic and worry that something has really happened to my PayPal account or is it just scammers trying to scare me into giving away my account login credentials? Let’s take a closer look!
Well folks, it appears My Apple ID is locked! I received an email from Apple that says they will lock my account if I don’t respond in 24 hours because of suspicious activity from Nigeria. The thing is, I received this email back on September 1st and so my account is definitely locked!
Wait a minute! If it’s locked, how come I was able to download Apple’s latest version of IOS on to my iPhone? Also, why was I able to purchase and download a song yesterday? It looks like this is a case of yet another Phishing Scam! Did I fall for it and click the link on the inside of the email? Are there red flags that give this email away as to being a phishing scam? I’ll take a look at that and more, below. You can also check out one of mymost recent articlesregarding an Amazon phishing email that I received a little while back.
Falling for the scams that circulate out on the internet is unfortunately an easy thing to do. So many people fall for them and end up losing money and even their identity which can take years to try and restore. There are certain things that you can do to help prevent you from becoming the next victim to scammers.
I’ve posted a lot of articles recently about a very common type of scam out there and it’s known as a phishing scam. They tend to come into your email inbox quite often and it is easy to fall for them because they tend to mimic a company that you actually have an account with, except it really isn’t them and they will try to get your valuable log in information so that they can do actual damage to the account you have with the actual company.