Ever received an email from eBay asking you to verify your account? Or from Gmail warning you to login otherwise your account will be suspended? How many times have you gotten a supposed Paypal email asking reactivation because your account has been hacked?
The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has constantly been issuing a warning to users of BPI ExpressOnline (BPI EOL), its online banking facility, against phishing emails. Phishing — pronounced “fishing” as in “fishing for information” — is a type of deception designed to steal
Last week I received an email supposedly from firstname.lastname@example.org instructing me to upgrade to Internet Explorer 7.0, the latest update to Microsoft’s browser. If I didn’t know better, I would have automatically clicked on the download link. Instantly, then, I would have made myself a
Yesterday I received a “Security Warning” email supposedly from Google and I must say that if I didn’t know better, I would have been the next victim of this phishing scam. Here’s a copy of the email.
A few minutes ago, I cleaned up my inbox and found the following warning email from “eBay” threatening me that my “eBay account has been suspended.”
A Pinoy Money Talk (PMT) member emailed me yesterday to ask whether a Paypal transaction she is planning to enter into is a scam or not. Apparently, some guy supposedly from the UK contacted her asking help to transfer Paypal funds. The guy claims he
In the tradition of fake Paypal, eGold, E*Trade, Gmail, and YouTube emails designed to steal your personal information, here comes another phishing email that attempts to deceive you into logging to a fake website so it can hack your e-Bullion funds. The well-designed email comes
Pardon my French (literally), but a few minutes ago I received an interesting email supposedly from PayPal France. The polyglot that I am (not!), I had to get help from a Language Translation site in order to decipher the message and, as expected, it is