Danger Will Robinson

Posted by: yoyo52

Danger Will Robinson - 01/17/14 10:14 PM

A warning about a phishing scam. Probably folks here don't need it, but you never know.
Posted by: musicalmarv7

Re: Danger Will Robinson - 01/18/14 03:03 AM

It can never hurt to install some type of anti virus software on your Mac computers and laptops.Never take a chance.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Danger Will Robinson - 01/18/14 04:04 AM

Rule numero uno: Is the sender addressing you by name?

Rule numero dos: Look at the full From addy (<dumbass@gotchafool.uk>)

Rule numero tres: Ignore the link and go directly to the login page for the account in question.

Sad that so many still fall for this crap.
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Danger Will Robinson - 01/18/14 04:30 AM

Rule Number 4: Phishers are sometimes not so good with the Engrish... so look for words like
"Penligst".
Posted by: steveg

Re: Danger Will Robinson - 01/18/14 04:54 AM

"Sometimes"? Youse must be getting' phished by edumacated spammers. shocked
Posted by: DLC

Re: Danger Will Robinson - 01/18/14 05:36 AM

LOL laugh

Why don't you and Nuke team up and make a comedy duo ? laugh

Rule #2 "dumbass@gotchafool.uk" LOL (except shouldn't that be Chechnya ??)
Rule #4 Engrish !! laugh

you're killin me !!
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: Danger Will Robinson - 01/18/14 06:01 PM

In this case, the reference to keeping the Apple Community safe throws up a red flag—Apple would never say something like that, as does the lack of a name after the word Dear.

Honestly, Phishing scams and general spam are so easy to spot nowadays, though perhaps some of us have been around long enough to have the benefit of history on our side.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Danger Will Robinson - 01/18/14 08:46 PM

You see the movie Identity theft? Justin Bateman gets a call from a security firm telling him that there has been an attempt to access his account but that they, the security firm, caught it. Bit to insure no further problems could he give then his bank number and social. Which he does. The rest is history and a silly movie

Dave