Avoiding Website Scams

The ‘Edwin’ Tallinn Estonia Email Scam

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in Avoiding Email Scams, Avoiding Website Scams | 0 comments

As we all know, there are many forms of email scams out there. However, a new one seems to be circulating that targets online retailers, pretending to be a genuine customer. You may already have received such an email: “Greetings, How are you doing today? I am interested in purchasing some of your products, I would like to know if you can ship directly to Tallinn (Estonia) I also want you to know my mode of payment for this order is via Credit Card. Do get back to me if you can ship to that destination and if you accept the payment type I indicated. Kindly return this email with the price list of your products. Regards Edwin” At first glance, this seems like...

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PayPal Phishing Scams – ‘You Sent A Payment’

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in Avoiding Email Scams, Avoiding Website Scams | 0 comments

PayPal will always be one of the safest ways to send and receive money online. You don’t have to give away your personal card details and you’ll be surprised at just how secure you’re payments are, both during and after payments (with buyer protection). However, just like many online companies today, PayPal are constantly targeted by phishing scammers. These are basically fraudsters who try and disguise themselves as legitimate businesses (in this case, PayPal) so they can steal your user details and log-in as you! The latest PayPal phishing scam is possibly the most convincing, yet. It will seem like a legitimate ‘You Sent A Payment’...

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