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Don’t be Fooled by Predatory PayPal Money Requests

This isn’t a case of PayPal acting in a predatory manner, but of people taking advantage of one of the PayPal features where you can request money from anyone with an email address. While it’s great that there’s an easy ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in Email, Security, Spam Hall of Shame
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Domain Listings – Website Listing Service

Some domain name related scams are easy to sniff out because if you do a Google search on their name, you find hundreds of pages showing examples of it with warnings to not send them money. This one is one ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in Domain Names, Spam Hall of Shame
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Your Domain Name is About To Expire!

Domain name scams have been floating around as long as I can remember using email. I’ve posted the latest example of one below – if you see anything in your inbox that looks like this, you can safely ignore it! ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in Articles, Domain Names, Email, SEO, Spam Hall of Shame
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This account has been hacked! Change your password right now!

In December 2018 and January 2019 I saw a flood of emails arriving in my spam folder that looked like the one below. I decided to share it here, since I also had a very nervous client ask about a ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in Articles, Spam Hall of Shame
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Don’t Get Caught When Others Go Phishing

The email looks official… PayPal is telling you that you have to log in to unfreeze your account, or to update your information, so you click the link and enter your password on the website that comes up. In almost ... READ MORE 

Posted on by Nathan Lyle in Articles, Email, Security
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