SCAM ALERT – Its you?

I feel horrible for not doing this sooner, but I keep getting messages from trusted friends in Facebook saying ‘Its you?’ which if clicked on takes you to a site which hacks your data and sends out the same message to all your friends.

(Sorry for the racy photograph but this is what the current scam is)
(If you right click and copy the URL, it shows you this – http://awegsaegea.ucoz.es/?fbclid=IwAR1fxafhAeNA08PVfiQHYejyzUttmnL0TeWGsZv7XDAb9xMjYcUok6NnfZg#0.10286047330593595)

First off – if I ever ‘send’ you something that has misspelling in it or improperly capitalized, and I don’t correct myself right away… it’s probably not me….

Second off – if I send you something that has a security certificate warning when you click into the browser and I don’t immediately explain myself (this is a rare occurrence, and more then likely we would be already working together in regards to me fixing your computer) it’s more then likely a scam, and I welcome you to question me on it!!!

Thirdly – (Please don’t take offense but) NEVER click past your browser security unless you know what you’re doing, this will prevent much unneeded headache for you and your friends.

Fourthly – Don’t enter confirm your username and password unless you ABSOLUTELY trust the link you’ve clicked on.

Stay safe out there – Much love – SarahTonin

I think you appear in this video look at it, Im really impressed confirms?

I have hopped on this one as soon as I got a message, I got this message below from a trusted friend on Facebook saying ‘Zipper emoji I think you appear in this video look at it, Im really impressed Zipper emoji confirms? which if clicked on takes you to a site which hacks your data and sends out the same message to all your friends.

Ok as I’ve said before:

First off – if I ever ‘send’ you something that has misspelling in it or improperly capitalized, and I don’t correct myself right away… it’s probably not me…I’d be rather dead then sending out horrifying spelling such as the above!

Second off – if I send you something that has a security certificate warning when you click into the browser and I don’t immediately explain myself (this is a rare occurrence, and more then likely we would be already working together in regards to me fixing your computer) it’s more then likely a scam, and I welcome you to question me on it!!!

Thirdly – (Please don’t take offense but) NEVER click past your browser security unless you know what you’re doing, this will prevent much unneeded headache for you and your friends.

Stay safe out there – Much love – SarahTonin

See last scam’s description here, cleverly titled, ‘Look what i found’

Look what i found – SCAM ALERT

I feel horrible for not doing this sooner, but I keep getting messages from trusted friends in Facebook saying ‘Look what i found’ which if clicked on takes you to a site which hacks your data and sends out the same message to all your friends.

(Sorry for the racy photograph but this is what the current scam is)

First off – if I ever ‘send’ you something that has misspelling in it or improperly capitalized, and I don’t correct myself right away… it’s probably not me….

Second off – if I send you something that has a security certificate warning when you click into the browser and I don’t immediately explain myself (this is a rare occurrence, and more then likely we would be already working together in regards to me fixing your computer) it’s more then likely a scam, and I welcome you to question me on it!!!

Thirdly – (Please don’t take offense but) NEVER click past your browser security unless you know what you’re doing, this will prevent much unneeded headache for you and your friends.

Stay safe out there – Much love – SarahTonin

SIN Spam Callers Using Inactive Numbers

I received a phone call from this number with an automated voice who stated the following in a mildly pleasant accent:

Unintelligible -administration- the reason of this call is to inform you our department has decided suspend your Social Insurance Number and it’s benefits. As we have recieved complaints of suspicious activity on your Social Insurance Number. Your Social Insurance Number is getting used illegaly for money laundering and fake loans. If this is not getting done by you, please press one to speak with our officer to resolve this. Prevent your social insurance number from suspension. Thank you.”

I’ve tried to call back this number using Pop-Tox, and it says this number is not in service.

Whatever you do, do not give away your name, voice inflections or anything else relevant when answering these calls. Better yet, ignore and block them asap! For more info on that, check out this article here: Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

Numbers I’ve received this call from so far are as follows:

18004163484

18008596443

To see similar phone calls I’ve received who are instead claiming to be the CRA, Click Here.

Tiktok – Secretly a Spy Tool

Many of you in the Cosplayer world have either heard of or used Tik-Tok. If this is you, please uninstall it, or at least be aware of what this Tool is actually doing.

Friday January 10th – 00:38 am I got the below notification:

(1 of 2) Koodo: You’ve used 100% of your 5120MB of data. To help manage costs, your data has been paused until the end of your bill cycle at 11:59pm on 2020-02-01.
(2 of 2) To unpause your data, reply with one of the following data options which is valid until the end of your bill cycle:

22YES to get 1GB at $22.00

12YES to get 300MB at $12.00

YES to get 100MB of data for $5.

Or visit koodo.com/datatopups

This notification raised many flags, and I did a quick Google Search which brought to light the following:

Poor Security Measures Allowing Users to be Hacked

Spy Tool

Why it is a Spy Tool

The US has even opened a National Security Review into Tik-Tok

In Conclusion – This App asks for use of your camera and microphone, and doesn’t have limits as to where this data goes!!!!! Watch what apps ask for, and be safe out there friends!

TD LOST PREVENT FRAUDULENT PHONE CALLS FROM – 18669750925

I received a phone call from this number stating this wasn’t a spam call, and I needed to provide sensitive information as there was troubles with my TD account.

I’ve tried to call back this number using Pop-Tox, and it says “Sorry, something looks wrong with this number. .

However, after trying to Reverse Cell Phone Number Lookup, I got this:

Links below go back to 2012 stating this number as fraudulent:

Google Search

Had issues with my card so i called the number on the back.  It had been locked by loss prevention. Got a call from this number soon after.  It is loss prevention, but the smart thing to do is call 1-866-222-3456 the number on the back of your card

800Notes.com

Whocallsme.com

YellowPages

My conclusion is is that much like this Article CRA Spam Callers Using Inactive Numbers’ these scammers have been using this number as well as TD since 2012!!! So, like recommended in the bit I quoted above from 800Notes.com, when in doubt, always use the number on the back of your card!

Click on the links below to see TD’s tips on the matter!

Protecting Yourself against Future Attacks

If You’ve Received a Suspicious Text Message or Phone Call

*PHONE TIP!* Whatever you do, do not give away your name, voice inflections or anything else relevant when answering these calls. Better yet, ignore and block them asap! For more info on that, check out this article here: Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

CRA Spam Callers Using Inactive Numbers

I received a phone call from this number with an automated voice who stated in broken automation that “ignoring this call would cause legal action before a magistrate.

I’ve tried to call back this number using Pop-Tox, and it says this number is not in service.

Whatever you do, do not give away your name, voice inflections or anything else relevant when answering these calls. Better yet, ignore and block them asap! For more info on that, check out this article here: Why Phone Fraud Starts With A Silent Call

Numbers I’ve received this call from so far are as follows:

12264698493

0114160998784 (Spoofed, that’s why there is a 0 at the front)

16135977184

19852217330

When Someone Sends You Too Much Money – It’s Probably Too Good To Be True! – Photography Over-payment Scam –

You’ve been asked to be the photographer at an event. You’ve signed a contract stating the details, and are eagerly awaiting your payment. However, when it arrives, it’s almost QUADRUPLE the amount you were to be sent! Questioning, you’re told it’s an accounting error and to send the rest to the wedding caterer. You send the money, only to have the deposit/cheque BOUNCE, leaving you out thousands of dollars!

This sounds like something out of a horror film, but what’s truly terrifying is that it’s been happening all across BC the last little while!

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre recommends that people protect themselves “protect yourself by knowing who you are doing business with and never accept a cheque for more than your selling price,” when it comes to the overpayment scam.

The BBB also warns that a legitimate company will never ask someone to forward money.

Original Article

Be aware friends!!!!

Spam/scam-facebook chain mail

Dear friends:

If you ever receive a message stating something to the effect of ‘As of Saturday Morning Facebook will become chargeable. If you have at least 10 contacts, send them this message. In this way we will see that you are an avid user and your logo will turn blue () and will remain free. As discussed in the paper today’ – Please do not forward this spam mail on.

This rumor is nothing new, and is thought to have originated on MSN messenger back in 2008. I’ve received this message countless times through the years, and hope by posting this I can save someone a few spam messages.

It’s not just the fact it’s an annoying message, it’s the fact some of them can be harmful, and could be capturing your username, password and whatever other info it’s programmed to gather. You the receiver have a responsibility to ensure you don’t spread on a potentially malicious attack!

For more information and tips in preventing rumors from spreading or malicious attacks from occurring, click here.