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US CERT Warns of Potential Hurricane Harvey Phishing Scams
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HowardE668
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HowardE668,
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9/4/2017 | 1:18:25 PM
Remember emails are easily read on the web
Almost every time I order something on Ebay, within an hour or two I will get an email purporting to be from Ebay asking to 'confirm' my personal data - username, email address, login and password.  'For security reasons'.  The IP address is easily traced, they don't even try to mask it.  Comes back to a server in Prague, the Czech Republic.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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8/30/2017 | 7:31:24 AM
Re: Other Phishing scams
The part of me that has faith in mankind would like to agree with you.  The part of me that still watches endless armies of dummies open up a PDF or DOC file with a refund from the Liberty Wine company ....... 
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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8/29/2017 | 1:30:43 PM
Re: Other Phishing scams
"Never had anybody alive IN Nigeria to start with" That true and there is nobody left in Nigeria since they have all been dead based on the number of emails we receive. :--))
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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8/29/2017 | 1:28:55 PM
Re: Other Phishing scams
"Bank of Nigeria through a dead relative!" I agree, most people are aware of Nigeria scams, no need to fall into it anymore.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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8/29/2017 | 1:26:52 PM
Re: Other Phishing scams
"True enough but there are always phishing and phone scams running without cause or reason. " That is true. People are more vulnerable when there is a disaster, most try to help.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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8/29/2017 | 1:25:12 PM
Re: Other Phishing scams
"It's not just Harvey that's being used to scam. " That is true. I agree, after any disaster these types of scams have been increasing.
Dr.T
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Dr.T,
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8/29/2017 | 1:23:15 PM
Harvey
It is quite common that some people try to exploit vulnerable people, that is sad but reality that after a disaster these things jump high.
REISEN1955
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REISEN1955,
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8/29/2017 | 1:17:58 PM
Re: Other Phishing scams
True enough but there are always phishing and phone scams running without cause or reason.  Whenever I receive a call form a Police benefit org, I hang up ..... and never respond to those infamous $7,203,232 waiting fr me in the Bank of Nigeria through a dead relative!!!  (Never had anybody alive IN Nigeria to start wit)
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jenshadus,
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8/29/2017 | 9:48:54 AM
Other Phishing scams
It's not just Harvey that's being used to scam.  Beware of text messages with links asking for your user ID and password.  I've gotten two in as many weeks.  I immediately called the company affected only to be told these were phishing scams. 


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