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Remember Folks, ’tis the season for cybercriminals to use the “IRS” in their lures…

March 25, 2010 - Posted by | advice, cyber crime, e-mail, Internet, Internet scam, Phishing, phraud, security, spam and junk mail

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  1. “HSBC”?! Hong Kong again!

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    Comment by Adrian | March 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Adrian, please don’t take offense.
      When I see .hk, I am out of there as fast as if it said .cn.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. If the taxman won’t get you, the cyberciminal will : )

    Thanks for this reminder; especially at this time of year. I’m hoping that folks are smartening up to these tactics.

    Rick

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    Comment by Ramblinrick | March 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Rick,
      I am hoping too.. but I’m not holding my breath.

      After April 15th, they will send e-mails that say “there’s a problem with your return! If you want your refund, you MUST click here!”
      It’s as predictable as the sunrise.

      Education and awareness does prevent a lot of *naive* clicks, so – Folks – be sure to remind your less-savvy friends and kinfolk to never click the link.

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      Comment by techpaul | March 26, 2010 | Reply


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