You've received A Hallmark E-Card! 1

If you’ve been following this blog, you might have read the entry titled “A postcard from Hallmark”.  This contains a hoax virus warning – warning about a dreadful virus that will do horrible things.  That email is a hoax. Today though, I’ve received a “real” piece of malware in an email title “you’ve received a ...
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Mcdonalds wishes you Merry Christmas! 1

 This email comes with an attachment.  It isn’t a McDonald’s discount voucher – it’s malware.  I don’t know which piece of malware, because I didn’t open the attachment.  I know it’s malware because my antivirus software leapt into action and warned me of an infected attachment.  If McDonalds are really offering discounts, I’m sure you’ll ...
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National Westminster Bank has been receiving complaints from our customers

Now it’s the NatWest who are receiving complaints – about unauthorised use of accounts.  All you have to do is click on the link, go to the scammers’ website, fill in your details and they too can make unauthorised use of your account.  NEVER click on the link in an email from a bank – even if it ...
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Current news affecting our Business Banking. 2

The Alliance and Leicester write to warn me about suspicious emails phishing for card numbers and passwords.  What do you suppose is the scammers solution to this problem. Yes, you’ve guessed it.  Send me an email asking for my username and password.  Now how does that work, I wonder??? I hope you realise this is a ...
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CONTACT ME PERSONALLY///PRIVATELY 5

Mr Dean tells me he can guarantee that I will win on the Euro Lottery.  All I have to do is register online and he will send me 75% of £4.528m.  You’d think with all these offers of vast amounts of money I’ve been receiving lately that I would be sitting on a private beach ...
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MORE DETAILS ON PAYMENTS.

This is a reply to an accommodation request made by Mr Great – part of the world of hotel phishing.  You can read the original post here.  The gist of this long winded reply is that Mr Great wants you to send him £6000.  Nice try sunshine, I don’t think so! I don’t recommend that ...
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Attention Winner

It’s not the first time I’ve been told that I’ve won the Microsoft Lottery.  This time it’s the “Tenth lottery category”.  I’m sternly warned that “cases of double claims and unwarranted abuse of this program  will be legally pursued”.  Do you suppose I can claim once in each category?  Don’t spend too much time worrying ...
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Business Proposal

It seems to be “write an Iraqi scam” day.  Scamming and phishing are truly international sports.  One day, I’m going to write a directory of scammy/phishy countries.  I don’t think anywhere will be left out.  Mr Thabit Alwan was, of course, rich and he did, of course, die along with all of his family – ...
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Mr.Ateeq Rahman

Mr Ateeq Rahman works for a bank.  He had a rich client – MR. KHALIL AL NASSER.  Do you want to guess the rest??  For once, Mr Nasser didn’t perish in a nasty accident, no, thi sis all Sadaam Husein’s fault.  His wife and sons also died, this time in the Gulf War.  Ok, back ...
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Compliment

Mrs Maria Sabia tells me she works for Fedex in West Africa.  Curiously enough she writes from Brazil to tell me that, but then she does say she is on holiday – until next October.  I wonder if Fedex will keep her job open for her if she’s on leave for 10 months?? All I have ...
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