Defense Against Crime

17/12/2013

2 sure ways to spot a Phising Scam

Filed under: Cyber Crimes,SCAM ALERT — peppereyes @ 3:54 PM
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PepperEyes –Self Defense Products does lots of business with USPS, FedEx and UPS. As such we like many business receive lots of e-mail for potential customers, potential vendors, and scammers. Yesterday, we received an e-mail which is pictured below.. On the surface this e-mail t would seem to be a legitimate e-mail UPS. It has the UPS Logo, it looks like it came from UPS, and yet there are two indicators that tell you that this has a higher probability of being a phishing scam.

  1. Almost all phishing scams start by telling you that there is something WRONG with your account and if you don’t fix it your account is going to be suspended or terminated.

  2. You can tell it’s phishing when the hyper links go to someplace else other than the company URL.
    1. When I put my cursor over the click here the web address that shows on the bottom windows bar. The address that shows is www.lspmcollege.co.uk/myups ..etc . This clearly indicates that this is a scam. The UPS website starts with www.UPS.com

DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS IN THE E-MAIL to log in to your account and start typing in personal information

TWO THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH PHISHING E-MAIL

.You have two options:

  1. Default Option – Mark it and SPAM and DELETE THE E-MAIL
  2. If you want to have fun with the phisher, use a public computer and then type in bogus information based on your favorite TV SHOW.
    1. Links can sometimes expose your computer to spyware or malware..so if you are going to click the link..don’t do it from YOUR personal computer or a computer that allows changes.

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