Yet another email scam. This one claims that you have failed to respond to requests for more information on a credit card dispute. They of course provide a link to all the information about this dispute which actually take you to their own web site so they can infect your computer.
Anyone that did happen to have a dispute going on would probably click the link without hesitation and the odds are they are going to hit thousands of people with disputes with this mass mailing. Even those who don’t have any credit card disputes going on would be curious and probably click the link.
This must be Summer email scam week. I received 2 more scams today. One, another Facebook scam and the other from ADP security, a home security system company.
Of course neither are from who they say they are but are convincing enough to get unsuspecting people to click their links.
The Facebook email says some person I have never heard of has done a friend request. Of course every link in the email goes to some non-Facebook web site.
The ADP Security email talks about changing their web site and their way of communicating with your security system. This would be ineffective for anyone not an ADP customer, but any ADP customer would be inclined to click the links in the email which of course do not go to ADP but to some other site.
If you hover your cursor over these links before clicking you can see that they aren’t links to what they say they are.
I received an email today that looked like it was from Facebook that said someone requested a password change. It looked legit. However all the links in the email pointed to a site that was clearly NOT Facebook and would most likely infect you with something.
The really clever/bad thing about the email links is that there was one that said “If you didn’t request a new password, let us know immediately”. People receiving this email and believing it was from Facebook would most likely click this link and suffer the consequences.
It’s getting so you can’t trust ANY emails that you get from ANYBODY.