FFIEC Instance No. Subpoena Email Scam

Another humorous scam email with a poorly devised government subpoena scare tactic. Aside the poor grammar, it’s a poorly crafted scam. Note the mouseOver to an unrelated target URL as usual.

This subpoena is meant to inform of file # 83871-79 which is opened and under investigation with FFIEC following a accusation of your Financial Institution regarding suspect financial activity on your account.
A hard copy of this letter citatory will be delivered to your business address.
Our institution will forward information to competent government agencies following this formal accusation.
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LinkedIn Scam Email

The Russians are still at it? You have to give them credit for persistence, but a low score for efficiency. Today was a LinkedIn email scam letter. Note the link is a Russian website when you mouseOver a link. The caveat here is to never click a link in an email until you have checked the source and the destination. Don’t trust your eyes, as the layouts are easy to reproduce.

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PayPal Scam Email Jan 2013

You have to laugh when these come through, especially that they were crafted by illiterate scammers. Note the first line stating, “You done a payment of…” instead of “You have made a payment of” that stands out. That’s one expensive movie! No address on the recipient. the Resolution Center link is nice and large for the people who don’t cotton-on to the scam. Remember, just mouseOver the links and identify the URL. This one goes to a Russian website, but Google has sanctioned them already, yet they still send this email. Goes to show they aren’t organized, or have too many scams on their plate.

 

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Better Business Bureau Grievance Spam eMail

More spam emails in the form of Better Business Bureau BBB emails stating that a response is required for a business grievance from someone such as a client. This one originated in Armenia, and there are other countries sending them. SImply mouse-over the links and view the targets they point to, and you will see the targets are not Better Business Bureau addresses. As well, note that the illiterate developer revealed poor use of the English language, but don’t use that as an indicator of spam, because companies like the Better Business Bureau use illiterate people to write their documents much like many other supposedly professional organizations. Typos are one thing, but sentenaces like the following really make me laugh…

Please give attention to this subject and let us know about your mind as soon as possible.

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Another Hilarious African Ponze Scheme via Facebook

User: Benson Fufu

Dear [NAME],

This message might meet you in utmost surprise, however, it’s just my Urgent need for foreign partner that made me to contact you for this transaction.I am Barrister Benson Fufu (legal practitioner/advocates) Lome Togo. West Africa.I would like you to stand as next of kin to late Mr.R.[NAME],claiming the sum of $10.5 Million,I wish you will be capable to this offer, Please contact me with your Phone number and email address for more clarifications.PLEASE Contacts at; private email:barr.bensonfufu001@ gmail.com

Thanks,

Barrister Benson Fufu Esq.
TELL:+228 995-311-72


“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes” by Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, in a recent interview with CNBC,offers one of the best quotes about the debt ceiling …

“I could end the deficit in 5 minutes,” he told CNBC.

“You just pass a law that says that any time there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election.”

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months and 8 days to be ratified! Why?

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Where Spam Comes From

Original Post: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2969783.stm

For anyone plagued by junk e-mails, the question that often baffles most is how did the spammers get your address. US researchers at the Center for Democracy and Technology set out to answer this question in the summer of 2002. They found that e-mail addresses posted on websites or in newsgroups attract the most spam. Spam is estimated to account for up to 40% of global e-mail traffic and is causing a massive headache for businesses, which are losing billions in productivity. Continue reading


PHP Headers Example Code for Redirects & Authentication Headers

PHP is not limited to outputting html. PHP can output images, pdf, javascript files, etc.Browsers determine what type of content is by analyzing the headers sent.In this tutorial I will present you with some examples of how to send headers.To send PHP header use the function header(). You must call this function before any output.Use the function headers_sent() to check whether the headers have been sent and output started.

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