Posts Tagged ‘phishing invitation’

Norton Safe Web Lays An Egg

Monday, January 5th, 2015

User’s of any Norton product (owned by Symantec) are running into some very strange errors when trying to access OnlyMyEmail’s web site lately.

In fact, they’re being told that we’re a malicious infected malware site and cannot be trusted.

Pretty startling, given our beyond stellar reputation as the most accurate spam filtering system on the Internet since we launched in 2003, winning awards from PC Magazine, PC World and blocking more spam than any other filter ever tested by the Virus Bulletin VBSpam Competition.

What dangerous and malicious ill-willed behavior are we up to over here recently?

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ACCOUNT UPDATE – Tricky Vonage Account Phishing Example

Friday, December 17th, 2010

It’s kind of ironic that most of the email claiming to be about preventing fraud is actually sent in order to perpetrate fraud. In fact, treating every message that wants to “verify your account information” or otherwise “protect” you as dangerous is a good way to avoid identity theft.

Today’s phishing example is no stranger to irony but that’s the least interesting thing about it. This one has an unusual trick up its sleeve. more »

OnStar IMPORTANT ACCOUNT NOTICE – Phishing Invitation

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Given that OnStar is dedicated to “safety, security and communication” it seems a little strange that they would make it so easy to phish their accounts.

But that’s what they do.

This “important account notice” is just asking for a thousand email phishers to jump on it. more »

Wells Fargo Bank Security Alert – Phishing Example

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

This phishing attempt is a nearly perfect textbook example so we’ve decided to use it to highlight some of the usual characteristics of this type of email fraud.

If you arrived here after receiving a copy of this message you are right to be suspicious. We’re not sure what triggered your suspicion but here’s something that should definitely set off your inner fraud detection alarms . . . more »

HSBC Musician’s Friend Platinum – Phishing Invitation

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Sometimes it seems like the credit card companies want you to be phished. Maybe they make more money if some phisher runs up a massive debt on your card and they stick you with the bill. Or maybe they’re just stupid. Either way emails like this one really irk us:

Subject: Reminder: Access Your Online Account

From: “Musician’s Friend Platinum Member Card” <>

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