Fraud “New Update from American Express” – ALERT

Avoid these emails! They mislead you into thinking it’s from American Express.

This type of email can be very dangerous for anyone who does have a American Express account.

DO NOT Click on any links in these emails. If you do click on the link and enter your username and password, your American Express account will be hijacked.  If you have already clicked on the link, please close all web browser windows, clear your cache and delete cookies.  Then open a new web browser window and login to your American Express account immediately and change your password. You should also call American Express and have them check your account and confirm the password was updated.

Subject line: New Update from American Express

Source Domains: email2.americanexpress.com (Please Note, the email is not from American Express)

The email will contain text like the following:

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This is an important information regarding your American Express Account
Account Requires Complete Profile Update, We have recently detected that different computer user had attempted gaining access to your Online account, and multiple password was attempted with your user ID. It is now necessary to re-confirm your account information to us. If this process is not completed within 24-48 hours. We will be forced to suspend your Account Online Access as it may have been used for fraudulent purposes.

Please update profile immediately by following this link (Link Removed for Safety)

Thank you for your Cardmembership.

Sincerely, American Express Customer Service

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Please delete these emails and NEVER send personal information or click on any URL.

Scam “business inquiry” – ALERT

Avoid these emails!  They are a  scam.

This type of Email Scam takes advantage of the curious side of people.  Once you read the email and see that you can get a large amount of money for only providing personal information and/or a small sum of money, why not.

DO NOT click on the URL or email the person, it is a SCAM.

There are many variations of this email circulating, this is one example:

Ref: Business Assistant.
I am mike ,the general manager and owner of Bhanushali Exp Imp. I am contacting you to know if you Can assist to receive part of my savings with my insurance company worth $650,900.00.
Note: no investment capital is required from you.What you need is a bank account to receive the fund and you will be duly compensated for your assistance.
For more information please contact me .You may also visit our website http://REMOVED to learn more about our company.
mike.

 

Malware “Re: You just sent a payment to Denny Peterson” – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails!  They contain Malware Apps or links to sites that are designed to infect your computer.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people.  You see this email that claims you just sent payment to someone, and you know you didn’t but you want to see whats going on. So we open the email and click on the link without really looking at the actual email.  Then your infected.  In this case its a URL to a web page that will load a Malware App on your system.

If you hover over the link, WITHOUT CLICKING on it, you will see that the URL has no relation to PayPal.

Subject line: Re: You just sent a payment to “Denny Peterson” – The name may vary

Source Domains: paypal.com (Please note that its not from PayPal)

This is an example of the content:

You just sent a payment

Transaction ID: 2SM69324P0770102B

Hello dale, Thanks for using PayPal. It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.

Merchant Denny Peterson wcDenny22@hotmail.com Note to Thad Peterson You haven’t sent a note.
Shipping address – confirmed Michael Pepe P.O. Box 173 Cheektowaga, NY 14225 United States
Total $80.00 USD
Payment $120.00 USD
Payment sent to  Denny Peterson

Malware “Better Business Bureau” – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails! They contain Malware Apps or links to sites that are designed to infect your computer.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people. Most of us think “oh crap, someone complained about my business”. So we open the email and click on the link without really looking at the actual email. Then your infected.

If you hover over the link, WITHOUT CLICKING on it, you will see that the URL has no relation to the Better Business Bureau. Some version of this email may even contain a Zipped file attachment.  DO DONT download this file and especially DO NOT Unzip the file.

Subject line: BBB assistance RE: Case #

Source Domains: BBB.org (Please note that its not from the Better Business Bureau )

This is an example of the content:

Hello,
The Better Business Bureau has been sent the above mentioned complaint from one of your customers regarding their dealings with you. The detailed information about the consumer’s concern is presented in attached file. Please give attention to this case and advise us of your position. We encourage you to open the ATTACHED REPORT to reply this complaint.
We look forward to your urgent reply.
Sincerely,
Roland Dani
Dispute Counselor Better Business Bureau

 

Malware “USPS postage labels invoice” – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails! They contain Malware Apps that are designed to infect your computer.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people. Most of us have some sort of shipment pending and assume its some legit shipment. So we open the email and click on the attachment. Then your infected.

Subject line: USPS postage labels invoice

Source Domains: To many to list (Please note, it is not from the USPS)

The email will contain text like the following. DO NOT click on the Links within the email.

Acct #: 8414709

Dear client:

This is an email confirmation for your order of 1 online shipping label(s) with postage. We will charge you the following amount:

Transaction ID: #9770841
Print Date/Time: 03/10/2012 02:30 PM CST
Postage Amount: $20.06
Credit Card Number: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX

Priority Mail Regional Rate Box B # 3145 4982 6796 7227 5866 (Sequence Number 1 of 1)

If you need further information, please log on to LINK REMOVED and go to your LINK REMOVED or visit our LINK REMOVED.

You can refund your unused postage labels up to 14 days after the print date by logging on to your LINK REMOVED.

Thank you for choosing the United States Postal Service

Click-N-Ship: The Online Shipping Solution

Click-N-Ship has just made on line shipping with the USPS even better.

Scam “Your accountant CPA license termination” – ALERT

Avoid these emails! They are a scam.

This type of Scam takes advantage of the curious side of people. Tax season is close, and any email you get about your taxes will peak your interest but, most of us are not “Accountant CPA’s” and will delete these emails.  IF you should happen to be an Accountant and/or CPA please delete these emails the are a SCAM.

Subject line: Your accountant CPA license termination

The email will contain a URL to a website that will load Malware onto your computer.

DO NOT click on the URL, it is a SCAM and will damage your computer

This is an example of the content:
You’re receiving this notification as a Certified Public Accountant and a member of AICPA. Having trouble reading this email? View it in your browser (Link Removed for Safety).
Termination of Public Account Status due to income tax fraud accusations
Valued AICPA member,

We have been informed of your possible assistance in income tax refund fraudulent activity  for one of your employers. According to AICPA Bylaw Paragraph 730 your Certified Public Accountant license can be terminated in case of the aiding of filing of a misguided or fraudulent tax return on the member’s or a client’s behalf.

Please familiarize yourself with the notification below and respond to it within 21 days. The failure to respond within this time-frame will result in cancellation of your Accountant status.

Complaint.pdf (Link removed for Safety)
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.Email: service@aicpa.org Tel. 888.777.7077 Fax. 800.362.5066

Scam “Income Tax appeal rejected” – ALERT

Avoid these emails! They are a scam.

This type of Scam takes advantage of the curious side of people. Tax season is close, and any email you get about your taxes will peak your interest.  It may appear legit at first, but please note that the IRS will not contact you via email.

Subject line: Income Tax appeal rejected

The email will contain a URL to a website that will load Malware onto your computer.

DO NOT click on the URL, it is a SCAM and will damage your computer

This is an example of the content:
Dear Accountant Officer, Hereby you are informed that your Income Tax Refund Appeal id#0167426 has been REJECTED.  If you consider that the IRS did not properly apply the law due to a misunderstanding of the situation, be prepared to clarify and support your position. You can access the rejection file and re-submit your appeal using the following link Online Tax Appeal (Link Removed for safety). Internal Revenue Service
Telephone Assistance for Businesses: Toll-Free, 1-800-829-4933 Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. your local time (Alaska & Hawaii follow Pacific Time).

Scam “United Nations Payment” – ALERT

Avoid these emails!  They are a  scam.

This type of Email Scam takes advantage of the curious side of people.  Once you read the email and see that you can get a large amount of money for only providing personal information and/or a small sum of money, why not.

DO NOT call the number or email the person, it is a SCAM.

There are many variations of this email circulating, this is one example:

After much attempts to reach you on phone, I deemed it necessary and urgent to contact you via your e-mail and to notify you finally about your outstanding compensation payment.
During our last annual calculation of your banking activities we have realized that you are eligible to receive a compensation payment of $2,811,041.00 USD.

This compensation is being made to all of you who have suffered loss as a result of fraud, accident or illness.
For more info, contact the assigned UPS agent Robinson David for the delivery of your cashier check Send Name, Address, City, State, Zip Code, Country and telephone number.

(United Parcel Service (UPS) Contact Name: Robinson David Tel: +2348138900697 E-mail: REMOVED

Please take note that you will pay a shipping/handling fee of $97.00 USD to UPS.
Thanks for your patience.

Gretchen Malone
Programme Manager United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Fraud “Your PayPal Account Has Been Limited” – ALERT

Avoid these emails! They mislead you into thinking it’s from PayPal.

This type of email can be very dangerous for anyone who does have a PayPal account.

DO NOT Click on any links in these emails. If you do click on the link and enter your username and password, your PayPal account will be hijacked.  If you have already clicked on the link, please close all web browser windows, clear your cache and delete cookies.  Then open a new web browser window and login to your PayPal account immediately and change your password.

Subject line: Your PayPal Account Has Been Limited

Source Domains: PayPal.com (Please Note, the email is not from PayPal)

The email will contain text like the following:

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Information about your account:
Dear PayPal Member:
PayPal has been receiving complaints from our customers for unauthorised use of their PayPal accounts. As a result we are making an extra security measures check on all of our Customers account in order to protect their information and add some more security measures .
Due to this, you are requested to follow the provided steps and confirm some details for the safety of your Accounts.
Important Note: Our goal is to maintain your trust and confidence when handling personal information about you .

Click Here To Verify Your Account Information (Link Removed for Safety)

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter. Please Understand that there is an exception to protect your Account. We apologize for any inconvenience.Please do not reply to this E-mail. This mailbox is not monitored and you will not Reaction. For assistance, log in to your PayPal account and click the “Help” link in the upper right corner of any PayPal page.
BEST REGARDS al Account Review Department

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Please delete these emails and NEVER send personal information or click on any URL.

Merge LinkedIn Accounts

Things happen, and for whatever reason you may end up with multiple LinkedIn accounts. You can merge the multiple accounts into one.

  1. Log in to the LinkedIn account you wish to merge (Close)
  2. Click on Contacts
  3. Go to the bottom of the screen and click on Export connections
  4. Click on the Export button
  5. Enter the CAPTCHA code and click on Continue
  6. Download the exports contacts file to your computer. (Pay attention to where you save the file)
  7. Click on your LinkedIn user name in the upper right of the screen and select Settings
  8. Click Account in the lower left of the screen
  9. Click on Close your Account

 

  1. Login to the LinkedIn account you would like to import your Exported contacts
  2. Click on Contacts
  3. Click on Add Connections
  4. Click on Import your desktop email contacts
  5. Click on Browse and locate the file from step 6
  6. Click on Upload File

Now you will have one LinkedIn account with all your contacts

Malware “Your Order#6821105″ – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails! They contain Malware Apps that are designed to infect your computer.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people. Some of us travel a lot and assume its some legit Airline notification about a flight, or you may assume that theres something wrong with a flight. Or on the other hand, “I didn’t book any flights, whats this”. So we open the email and click on the attachment. Then your infected.

Subject line: Your Order#6821105 (The number may vary)

Source Domains: aa.com (Please note, it is not from American Airlines)

The email will contain text like the following, along with an attached ZIP file (Ticket.zip).

DO NOT click on the URL, it is a SCAM and will damage your computer

This is an example of the content:
Dear Customer,
FLIGHT NUMBER AA981 ELECTRONIC 2972869 DATE & TIME / FEBRUARY 09, 2012, 10:30 PM ARRIVING / Aurora TOTAL PRICE / 345.61 USD
Please find your ticket attached. To use your ticket you should print it.
Thank you for using our airline company services. American Airlines.

Scam “Promos from Southwest Airline” – ALERT

Avoid these emails! They are a scam.

This type of Scam takes advantage of the curious side of people. I won something! Once you read that ofcourse you want to open it and click on the URL to claim your Promo of 9 roundtrip ticket’s item.

Subject line: Promos from Southwest Airline

The email will contain an URL to a website that will load Malware onto your computer.

DO NOT click on the URL, it is a SCAM and will damage your computer

This is an example of the content:
Congratulations!  You’ve won 9 roundtrip ticket’s courtesy of Southwest Air.  Receive Here  REMOVED
Quote of the Day!
embraced me at parting, which I bore as well as I could.  During

Scam “UPDATE YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT” – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails!  They contain Malware Apps and / or links designed to steel your PayPal account info.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people.  Most of us have a PayPal account and assume its a legit notification.  So we open the email and click on the link without really looking at the actual email.  Then your infected or the link takes you to a site that looks like PayPal and you login only to realize – ITS NOT PAYPAL.  Now they have your account login and password.

Subject line: UPDATE YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT

Source Domains: securesuite.net

This is an example of the content:

 

 

We need your help
Dear Customer,
We need your help resolving an issue with your account. To give us time to
work together on this, we’ve temporarily limited what you can do with your
account until the issue is resolved.
We understand it may be frustrating not to have full access to your PayPal
account. We want to work with you to get your account back to normal as
quickly as possible.
What’s the problem?
We need a little bit more information about you to help confirm your
identity.
Case ID Number: PP-001-487-280-335

Click to Confirm

How you can help
It’s usually pretty easy to take care of things like this. Most of the
time, we just need a little more information about your account or latest
transactions.
To help us with this and to find out what you can and can’t do with your
account until the issue is resolved, log in to your account and go to the
Resolution Center.
Sincerely,

PayPal

Fraud “Scheduled Maintenance & Upgrade” – ALERT

Avoid these emails! They mislead you into thinking it’s from an IT Service Desk. 

This type of email can be very dangerous for small businesses who out source their IT Services or even to the average person who assumes it’s from their email provider. DO NOT Respond to this email. If you respond with your username and password, your email account can be hijacked, and it is very hard to recover your email account.

Subject line: Scheduled Maintenance & Upgrade

Source Domains: tech-center.com

The email will contain text like the following:

IT Service Desk
 
Attn account User,
Scheduled Maintenance & Upgrade
Your account is in the process of being upgraded to a newset of
Windows-based servers and an enhanced online email interface inline
with internet infrastructure Maintenance. The new servers will provide
better anti-spam and anti-virus functions, along withh IMAP Support
for mobile devices that Support IMAP to enhance your usage.
To ensure that your account is not intermittently disrupted but active
during and after this upgrade, you are required to kindly confirm your
account by stating the details below:
* User name:
* Password:
This will prompt the upgarde of your account.
Failure to acknowledge receipt of this notification, might result to a
temporal deactivation of your account from IT Service Desk database.
Your account shall remain active upon your confirmation of your login details.
IT Service Desk apologize for any inconvenience caused.
 
IT Service Desk.
Copyright 2011, All Rights Reserved.

 

Malware “USPS Delivery Failure Notification” – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails! They contain Malware Apps that are designed to infect your computer.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people. Most of us have some sort of shipment pending and assume its some legit shipment. So we open the email and click on the attachment. Then your infected.

Subject line: USPS Delivery Failure Notification

Source Domains: To many to list (Please note, it is not from the USPS)

The email will contain text like the following, along with an attached ZIP file (USPS Report.zip). DO NOT open the attached file, it contains a Malware program.

Hello!

Unfortunately we failed to deliver the postal package you have sent on the 2nd of December in time because the recipient's address is erroneous.

Please print out the shipment label attached and collect the package at our office.

United States Postal Service

AvastNet.exe – Application Error

Problem:

AvastNet.exe – Application Error, The exception unknown software exception (0xe06d7363) occurred in the application at location 0x7c812afb.

Solution:
Disable AvastNet Service.

Malware “FDIC: Your business account” – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails! They contain Malware Apps or links to sites that are designed to infect your computer.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people. Most of us think “oh crap, an email from the FDIC about my business”. So we open the email and click on the link without really looking at the actual email. Then your infected.

If you hover over the link, WITHOUT CLICKING on it, you will see that the URL has no relation to the FDIC.

Subject line: FDIC: Your business account

Source Domains: BLANK (Please note that its not from the FDIC)

This is an example of the content:

Dear Business  Customer,

We have important   information about your  financial institution.

Please click here to  find  further details.

This includes information on the acquiring bank (if applicable), how your accounts and loans are affected, and how vendors can file claims against the receivership


FDIC USA Questions for FDIC?
Contact Us

Federal Insurance Company
· 3501 Fairfax Drive
· Arlington VA 22226
· 877-275-3342

Scam “Facebook Free Airline Tickets” – ALERT

Avoid these emails! They are a scam.

This type of Scam takes advantage of the curious side of people. A free Airline Ticket! Once you read that ofcourse you want to open it and click on the URL to claim your Gift Card.

Subject line: Usually Blank

The email will contain an URL to a website that will load Malware onto your computer.

DO NOT click on the URL, it is a SCAM and will damage your computer

This is an example of the content:
FacebookUser The Southwest Airlines is gifting away free flights. Rush, Do not waste a moment. Heres the site Southwest Offer Theres just 301 more.

Malware “DHL Postal Services” – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails!  They contain Malware Apps that are designed to infect your computer.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people.  Most of us have some sort of shipment pending and assume its some legit shipment.  So we open the email and click on the attachment. Then your infected.

Subject line: Your package is available for pickup

Source Domains: dhl.com (Please note, it is not from DHL)

The email will contain text like the following, along with an attached ZIP file (Post_Label.zip).  DO NOT open the attached file, it contains a Malware program.

Hello, 

Your parcel has arrived at the post office on November 16.
Our Driver was unable to deliver the parcel to your address.
To receive a parcel you should go to the nearest DHL office and show your post label.
The post label is attached to this letter.

Thank you for your attention.
DHL Customer Services.

Scam “Facebook Coffee Shop Gift Card” – ALERT

Avoid these emails!  They are a scam.

This type of Scam takes advantage of the curious side of people.  A free Gift Card!  Once you read that ofcourse you want to open it and click on the URL to claim your Gift Card.

Subject line: Usually Blank

The email will contain an URL to a website that will load Malware onto your computer.

DO NOT click on the URL, it is a SCAM and will damage your computer

This is an example of the content:
To: Facebook, Starbucks Coffee is gifting out holiday giftcards.  Hurry up, Don’t waste a moment. Heres the webpage - REMOVED URL   Theres just 396 more.

Scam “YOUR FIRST $4,500.00 HAS BEEN SENT TO YOU TODAY” – ALERT

Avoid these emails!  They are a  scam.

This type of Email Scam takes advantage of the curious side of people.  Once you read the email and see that you can get a large amount of money for only providing personal information and/or a small sum of money, why not.

DO NOT call the number or email the person, it is a SCAM.

There are many variations of this email circulating, this is one example:

Your Attention Is Needed!
My working partner has helped me to send the first $4,500.00 to you through western union. So contact Western union Agent and ask him how much charge you needs to send before you will pick up your first $4,500 now:
This fund was deposited to us by the Ministry of Finance Benin Republic that Your email Address as a  citizen benefited of your country in the crude oil shell company compensation from Africa and the easy way you can receive the fund fast is through western union.
Contact person: Mr. Williams Lam
TEL: REMOVED

E-mail:( REMOVED )

Ask him to give you the m t c n, sender’s name, to pick the $4,500.00. I told him to keep sending you $4,500.00 daily till the payment of $1.5Million Us.dOllars is completed. Again forward him your Full Name, Telephone number and Address so that he will be sure.
THEN CONTACT HIM WITH YOUR FULL INFORMATION.
YOUR NAME:………….
YOUR COUNTRY:……….
YOUR PHONE NUMBER:…..
YOUR ADDRESS:……….
YOUR CITY:………….
YOUR AGE:…………..
YOUR SEX:…………..
YOUR OCCUPATION:…….
Thanks,
Mrs. Rose Robin
From Government Office Payment.

YOUR FIRST $4,500.00 HAS BEEN SENT TO YOU TODAY

Malware “Transaction alert” – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails!  They contain Malware Apps or links to sites that are designed to infect your computer.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people.  Most of us think “oh crap, an email from the Government about a wire transfer”. So we open the email and click on the link without really looking at the actual email.  Then your infected.  In this case its a URL to a webpage that will load a Malware App on your system.

If you hover over the link, WITHOUT CLICKING on it, you will see that the URL has no relation to the Federal Reserve.

Subject line: Transaction alert

Source Domains: federalreserve.gov (Please note that its not from the Government)

This is an example of the content:

 


The outgoing Wire fund transfer that you placed 09/14/2011, was not processed by the Federal Reserve Wire Network.
Please click here to view report
This service is provided to you by the Federal Reserve Board. Visit us on the web at http://www.federalreserve.gov.

Malware “Congratulations, you have won a free $250 Gift Card ” – ALERT

Avoid opening and delete these emails!  They contain Malware Apps.

This type of Malware takes advantage of the curious side of people.  Most of us see “Congratulations, you have won” and do not hesitate and just click on the link. Then your infected.  This email makes you think you have won something from Facebook.  DO NOT Click on the embedded link.

Subject line: BLANK

Source Domains: mostly AOL (but is not limited to just AOL)

Example:

Congratulations, you have won a free $250 Gift Card to Outback Steakhouse courtesy of Facebook

Click here to claim your Gift Card!

 

Why am I getting PulseLog log file is full errors?

You may get this error within a day of installing the Pulse
application, due to the PulseLog default Maximum Log size is set to 512 KB.  To correct this issue due the following;

1) Open the Event viewer

2) Right-click the PulseLog item and select Properties

3) Select Overwrite events as needed option

4) Click on the Apply button

If you require more than a day’s worth of Pulse events then it is recommended that you increase the Maximum log size to meet your needs.

How do I know that my data is safe?

Safe from Loss: Your data is backed up to ZuWerks DataVault’s datacenters that are themselves backed up to a redundant site. Unless the data is lost on the local drive and the data server and the redundant server all at once, the data is always preserved.

Safe from hacking: ZuWerks DataVault’s three layered encryption known as UltraSafe protects your data. Before the data leaves the local drive, it is encrypted using 256 bit AES encryption. AES is the US Dept. of Defense’s standard for encryption. It is then compressed using a proprietary compression tool. It is then sent via a 128 bit encrypted SSL link. Since the session packets are only the digital differences of the changed files from one day to another, they are unintelligible without the original file. Upon arriving at the data center, the packet is compared to the original file, encrypted yet again and filed away under its version number and date stamp.

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