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Virus Emails: "New Mobile, Renewed Mobile and The Latest Mobile Banking App"

The email messages below, which claim that the recipients should click the link within them to install a new, renewed or the latest mobile banking app, are fakes and are malicious. The emails were sent by cyber-criminals with a malicious attachment, who are attempting to infect the recipients computers with malicious computer program called a Trojan horse. Remember, never open an attached .ZIP or .RAR files unless you are expecting the file. This is because cyber-criminals are continuously sending out fake email messages with malicious attachments that will infect their victims' computers with a Trojan horse. ... Click here to continue reading.

8 hours, 43 minutes ago     176 views  Comment 0 comment

Phishing Scam: "Mail Update - Your Sky Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit"

The email message below: "Mail Update - Your Sky Mail Box has Exceeded the Storage Limit," is a phishing scam, created to steal Sky Mail user names and passwords. The email message was not sent by Sky Mail, but by cyber-criminals, whose intentions are to gain access to their victims' email accounts and use them for malicious purposes. ... Click here to continue reading.

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Beware of Scam: "European Company Network 2015/2016" from website: "www.ecn-register .org"

The email message below with the subject: "European Company Network 2015/2016," which the sender claims the recipients can insert their companies in the European Company Network for 2015/2016 by completing and submitting the attached form, is fraudulent and you should not respond to it with your personal information or follow the instructions in it. The email message and the website: "ecn-register .org" are fakes, created by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their money, personal and financial information. ... Click here to continue reading.

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Scam Alert: Text Message Claiming Child Met in an Accident Targeting Parents

If you have received the distressing text message below from an unknown number, which claims that your child has been injured in an accident and is in the hospital, please do not follow the instructions in it. This is because the text message is a scam, sent by scammers to trick the recipients of the text message into sending mobile phone top-up code to them. The scammers may also attempt to trick the recipients into sending money via MoneyGram or ask them to buy prepaid debit cards and send the numbers to them. ... Click here to continue reading.

1 day, 17 hours ago     172 views  Comment 0 comment

Hoax: "Breaking News: Real Life Fallen Angel Has Fallen From the Sky In London or Texas"

The news article: "Breaking News: Real Life Fallen Angel Has Fallen From The Sky In London, " is a hoax. The fake news article, spreading on social media websites like wildfire, claims a human-like angel has fallen out of the skies over Texas or London. It then claims the angel-like creature was quickly rushed away by undercover police officers dressed in suits and sunglasses. ... Click here to continue reading.

1 day, 19 hours ago     540 views  Comment 0 comment

Virus Email: "Voice Message Attached from 08439801260"

The email message below with the subject: "Voice Message Attached from 08439801260," has an attachment that is a link to a virus or a Trojan horse that will that will infect the recipients' computers if it is open. The email message is a fake and was designed to trick the recipients into clicking on the malicious attachment disguised as an audio file. So, if you have received the same email please delete it. ... Click here to continue reading.

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