INTUIT INC. QuickBooks Phishing Alert

I received the following scam email recently and wanted to warn others! I do not have an account with this company and it all seems VERY fishy. Obviously, I did not click the link (and disabled it when sharing on my blog)! As for the phishing email, here are the details: FROM:  INTUIT INC. <update@quickbooks.com> SUBJECT: Important! Update your tax information!. Dear Account Holder, With intent to guarantee that correct information is being maintained on our systems, and to be able to grant you better quality of service; INTUIT INC. has…

Consumer Alert: Better Business Bureau Fake Emails

Here we go again, another fake email that could make you think twice and consider clicking the link…but don’t. This one is claiming to be from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) about a customer complaint. The official BBB site confirms this is a total spoof email. You can read their actual warning here. The official BBB site also says “Beware of fake complaint or request for information email claiming to be from bbb.org. If you receive an e-mail from a bbb.org address, DON’T OPEN IT!” The email I received came from: BBB <support@bbb.org>.…

Free Apple iPhone4 & iPad2 from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook Scam Email

I received the following email this morning that claims to be from Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer of Facebook. The email address it came from is worsellzib@hotmail.com, the subject is “Dear Facebook User”. This is NOT legit! If you received this message or a similar one, do NOT click the link inside the message (I removed the link when I pasted it here)! You have not won an Apple iPhone or iPad, someone is phishing for your information! Below is the actual message. Hello Friend, My name is Mark Zuckerberg, Chief Executive Officer…

Online Scam Exposed: Barbara Cole Needs Help Collecting Funds From Bank

Here’s a recent email I received (it went to my spam folder). Please do not fall for these types of bogus emails! I am sharing so others who receive it will hopefully realize this is a total scam. I’m Barbara Cole, I’m 15 years old girl I live in Bolton UK before my Dad passed away in a car accident 3 years ago, I now live with my step mother in Warrington, My mother died immediately she gave birth to me. My late Dad Mr.Norman Cole was a big business…

Strange Craigslist Response: I Caught My Partner Cheating On Me

In the past, I have shared Craigslist messages received to warn of potential online scams and/or phishing tactics (see links below). This recent response from Tiffaney Kaliszuk with the email address tiffaneyqaiuz@hotmail.com takes the cake! I had a kid’s item listed for sale, NOT a personal ad. LOL! Merry Christmas! I have seen your posting and wanted to ask you something essential. I am in a relationship and caught my partner cheating on me so I decided to get even! My coworker said cl would be the best place to find someone nearby…

Wells Fargo Phishing Email Scam – Please Activate Your VISA Check Card

I received a suspicious email claiming to be from Wells Fargo customer service. Since I do not bank with Wells Fargo, I knew it was someone phishing for my personal information! The details are below. From: Wells Fargo <wellsf@customerservice.com> Subject: “please activate your card” The body of the message contained the following: “Wells Fargo has been notified by numerous members that they have received e-mail requesting account information. We will never ask you to verify your account information via e-mail. Due to increasing number of fraudulent e-mails claiming to be from Wells Fargo, all VISA…

Craigslist Scam – Embarking On Business Trip, Need To Send Bank Official Check

The other day I received this familiar message from “harmmharmons@aol.com”: “Hello, do you still have this item for sale ? When can I come check it out? Shoot me an email back as soon as possible pls I’m speech disabled though, remember to leave your name and email address when you email back. PS: – You can just reply this email, I’m always with my computer.” My reply was “Funny, received the exact same message word for word from one of your scam counterparts! Not falling for it. Reported.” This…

Craigslist Scam Exposed: Using Religion To Trick Sellers

Recently I received this message from mattlock004 <mattlock004@gmail.com>: Hello, I would like to know if you still have this antique available for sale. Do get back to me on my email. Matt Red flags went up immediately, especially after reading the last line. I responded with “yes it is available”. I never sign with my name despite that the prospective buyer (aka scammer) used his. I checked email the next morning and received the following. It was the same guy, but he used a new email address and a full fake name (I am…