I recently talked about some of the latest phishing scams that are appearing in email inboxes these days that are designed to trick you and steal your hard-earned money or even your identity. Some of the phishing scams have to do with fake invoice scams, email account upgrades, advance-fees and more. I talked about how to spot them and what to do if you receive anyone of these scams. Today though I want to talk about another type of scam happening out there that involves people losing hard-earned money through the theft of a newer asset class that you can invest in. That asset class is cryptocurrency and you may be asking yourself what is cryptocurrency and what is a cryptocurrency scam?
Email scams are continuing to circulate out there. I know it has been some time since I’ve last talked about them, but phishing scams are continuing to enter millions of peoples inboxes daily and scammers hope that as many people as possible will fall for them. I for one don’t like to see anyone become a victim of these scams as I don’t want anyone to become a victim of identity theft or lose their hard-earned money.
I recently spoke to a seniors group at a church about scams and how to avoid them especially when it comes to email scams and so I went over some of the latest email scams out there as well as how to spot them and even how they can be reported so that the can hopefully be removed. I did also talk about scams over the phone, dating scams, IRS scams, phishing websites, and more.
I am back folks and we are in a brand new year! Welcome to 2021! With a brand new year, that means all bad things including scams automatically come to an end right? I certainly showcased a lot of scams last year especially ones I started receiving saying that I would be getting large sums of money from people I’ve never heard of in my life. You can read about some of those by clicking here.
Even though it’s a new year, still have the same scams. I’m gonna be taking a closer look at some of the most recent scams I’ve received such as one claiming to be from PayPal, another one claiming to be from Amazon, and a few others that promise I’ll be getting millions of dollars……as long as I give out certain information.
Folks, I’m back with another look at a phishing email I actually received within the last day. This one is gonna be a little different because I’m actually going to show you what a phishing site looks like. A few days ago, I talked about a phishing email scam that I received from Amazon, or at least it appeared to be from them.
Upon further inspection of that email, I showed everyone what to look for and how it was not an authentic email from Amazon and instead actually came from scammers. The link I clicked on inside that email, should’ve taken me to a fraudulent website that was made to look like Amazon’s site, but it appeared to have already been taken down because a 404 error popped up meaning the site was not found.
Well folks, I received an email from Amazon that makes me ask the question “Is my Amazon account disabled?”. What could I have possibly done to deserve this? Did I not follow their terms and conditions? Did I not properly purchase a product from their site? Maybe there is something more sinister at play here.
If you guessed that the email I’m referring to is a phishing scam, you would be correct! It’s time to take a look at the latest phishing scam that I’ve received in my inbox. Not too long ago, I talked about a PayPal phishing scam I received in which it said that my account with them had been suspended. I exposed that email for what it really is, explain why you shouldn’t click the link inside the email, and what the number one red flag is when determining whether an email is a phishing scam or not.