Category: banking

  • Is it Polish? No – it’s a Czech Scam!

    I would say that 99% of all the scams I see are in English. A smattering of French, Russian and German, even occasionally Italian and Spanish. I have no way of identifying character-based languages (Japanese, Chinese) but I try. This is a new one for me – I first assumed it was Polish, but Google […]

  • Data Conversion Job Scam is active again

    The scam goes like this: a company contacts you about a job where you work from home, doing various office jobs, filing, inventorying stuff, converting data from one format to another. You just need to use an application, the price of which they may or may not refund you on your first paycheck. The software […]

  • Phishing Scam of the Day (PenFed)

    We received an email today with the promise of a $50 credit to my Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) account if I completed a customer service survey. The “survey” was sent as an attached HTML (web page) file, which, when completed went to the homepage of PenFed. Apart from the simple questions, the final part […]

  • Spoof websites bilk Caledonia man out of $30K

    A man in Caledonia, Wisconsin thought he was buying a car from a reputable website ( and paying for it using a reputable financial site ( Turned out that both sites were so-called ‘spoof sites’ – Identical copies of valid website, used to capture personal information such as credit card numbers/passwords or, as in this […]

  • Online Trading – A Warning!

    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Online Trading, a guide by US-CERT Online trading can be an easy, cost-effective way to manage investments. However, online investors are often targets of scams, so take precautions to ensure that you do not become a victim. What is online trading? Online trading allows you to conduct investment transactions over the […]

  • TweekServ is a Scam Job (transaction Processing)

    TweekServ is a Scam – TweekServ is a Scam | TweekServ is a Scam – TweekServ is a Scam | TweekServ is a Scam – TweekServ is a Scam It’s just the usual ‘transaction processing’ scam – you get counterfeit checks, they get your hard-earned cash. DO NOT GET INVOLVED. Hello, Thank you for your […]

  • Hippy-eye-ay – WTF is a HYIP?

    According to Wikipedia, a High Yield Investment Program (aka HYIP) is … A high-yield investment program (HYIP) is a type of Ponzi scheme, which is an investment scam that promises an unsustainably high return on investment by paying previous investors with the money invested by newcomers. Ok, yet another scam – so what? Well, there’s […]

  • Golden 1 Phone Scam hits Sacramento

    Social engineering is an approach used to gain unauthorized access to or acquisition of information assets. This approach relies on misrepresentation and the trusting nature of individuals, and is often carried out through the use of phishing telephone calls or email. A phishing telephone call or phishing email may sound or look as though it […]