Scammers taking advantage of Philippines tragedy

It didn’t take long. Already crooks are taking advantage of the devastation brought by typhoon Haiyan with a variation on the “My Awful Trip” email scam. The scammers pretend to be someone you know who was stranded in the Philippines during the typhoon. Check with the person directly and do not send money! BBB has…

“You’ve been tagged in a Facebook photo” email scam

While we all enjoy looking at photos on Facebook, you might want to think twice before clicking on an email link claiming you’ve been tagged in a Facebook photo. Mashable is reporting that scam emails are being sent out that can actually download malware to your computer. With very similar looking names, emails from “Faceboook”…

LinkedIn users being attacked by phishing email

According to several websites, phishing emails are circulating that appear to come from LinkedIn. The emails appear to be an invitation reminder about an outstanding request to connect, but the links provided in the email do not take you to your waiting connection’s request. The hyperlink takes you to a webpage that installs a variant…