Phishing Alert: American Express

Watch and share the below video that I did of a phishing email scam stating my American Express card was “locked” and that I needed to click a link to “unlock” it. The subject line was “Attention needed on your account”

I also sent all evidence to the law enforcement agencies who oversee these types of scams. If you receive this type of email, please report it to these agencies (and more as applicable or seen in the video).

FOR THIS SCAM:

The email says it’s from “American Express” but the email address is…

peterpauljung@t-online.de

In case you are unaware, you can usually see the full email address but if not, try holding your cursor over the email name and it should reveal the entire email address as a mini pop-up by your mouse pointer, or in the lower left hand corner of your screen. Same with hyperlinks in email messages. Do not click!

For the purposes of public awareness through making videos of these things, this is what I do:

  • right click the email address or hyperlink (ie: “Unlock Card here”) and paste it in notepad program to remove secret code, or write it down by hand.
  • Then I type it in the address or URL bar
  • Enter

Please don’t do this at home, I have incredible security systems on my computer & server, so I am confident I am safe and have never had any problems.

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Post by Ms. Mozelle Martin

SCAM ALERT: “Conviction in Canada Traffic Court”

Watch and share the below video that I did of a scam stating I was convicted in a Canadian Traffic Court.

I also sent all evidence to the law enforcement agencies who oversee these types of scams. If you receive this, please report it to these agencies (and more as applicable).

FOR THIS SCAM:

The email says it’s from “The Provincial Court of Alberta” and the email said I owe a fine amount total of $651 and gives me a convinction date, date of offence, ticket number, and links that say it’s a government website. The email they use is “notice@albertacourts.ab.ca”

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** THIS guy scams the scammers (legally).

** THIS person almost fell for a scam.

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Post by Ms. Mozelle Martin

SCAM ALERT: $350 for a Survey

Watch and share the below video that I did of a scam stating they would pay $350 to complete a store survey. Ever heard of “gift card scams” or “money laundering schemes”? You’ll definitely want to keep reading & watching…

I also sent all evidence to the law enforcement agencies who oversee these types of scams. If you receive this, please report it to these agencies (and more as applicable).

Reputable companies very rarely use a generic email extension (ie: gmail, hotmail, yahoo, aol, etc.). Most reputable companies use their company name such as bugs@bugsareus.com

FOR THIS SCAM:

The email says it’s from “Paul” and the letter inside said it’s from “Paul Philips” from “A-Class Survey” with phone number 443-356-6525. The email they use is aclasssurvey@gmail.com

The return label on the USPS priority mail envelope says it’s from:

  • Solano Lawton 
  • (hmmm… where’s Paul?)
  • 729 Jefferson St.
  • Fairfield, CA  94533-5511

**** CLOSE UP PICTURES BELOW VIDEO ****

The $2,375.90 cashier’s check was from Independent Bank” in McKinney, Texas”

** WATCH & SHARE THIS VIDEO TO AVOID GOING TO JAIL **

** THIS guy scams the scammers (legally).

** THIS person almost fell for a scam.

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UPDATE as of 7/27/19:  today my daughter received the same thing but some details were different. Her Priority Mail envelope was from “Richard Hepner, 81 Nightingale Ave, # R2, Quincy, MA 02169-6413” and the bank was “Centris Federal Credit Union, 11825 Q. St., Omaha, NE 68137-3503” and listed on the bottom of the fake check that the “Remitter: Edna Gustos”. Everything else was the same.

Have you received a similar letter? What names & banking institutions does yours say? Let’s keep updating this so we can spread the education and awareness. Please don’t forget to report it so these criminals and scam artists can be prosecuted.

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Post by Ms. Mozelle Martin