Lottery Scam

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

There was recently an interesting lottery scam.  Unlike your garden variety e-mail lottery scam.  This one involved more of a raffle.  Except that in the end nothing was won, and refunds had to be given.  Ironically this is where you need that refresher course on the garden variety winning ticket scam, or winning lottery scam, [...]

Nigerian Scams

Monday, April 19th, 2010

The need to write on Nigerian scams after all these years tells you how trusting we are.  It should also tell you that we should always be on the lookout for suspicious emails. Now on to the scam.
Nigerian Scams will usually follow a script.  Most of them, if not the overwhelming majority of them, will [...]

Banking Scams

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

We have all been there before.  We check our email, and staring out at us is an email from our bank stating that we should go to their website immediately.  Once at the website, we are asked for our information.  Sometimes they ask for your social security number, other times your account information.  Either way, [...]