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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Scammers Impersonating Local Oil Company

We got an Email from a Frank Saldana purporting to be from Shorts Oil Company with some kind of remittance form on PDF. He used their address and partial phone number but we do not do business on-line and haven't ordered anything lately so my husband called the company and she said it was not them and several others had called her about it. This is especially bad because the person has an actual yahoo Email so it comes right into the Inbox. Thought maybe you should know about it because I know there are probably people who would automatically log into whatever it is and get hooked. 

What happens is - if you are able to open the PDF you are asked for your Email and password and then your phone number; but, even if you don't do the phone and get out of the site, someone tries to access your account. Luckily one like Google is secure enough to notice something wrong. I hate to think what might happen to someone who went past the phone number window!


Anonymous said...

Thank you to all of those who share your phishing experiences. We really need to keep others aware of what to watch for.

Anonymous said...

We have to be so careful. Scammers know how to trick us into doing what they want. A lot of the trickery lays in sophisticated marketing techniques. It was harmless enough in the old days (1950-1960s) when advertisers used images, sounds, music and colors to sell a "need" to buy a new car every two years or the latest new refrigerator. Scammers today get us will triggers of grandchildren in need and dreams of riches. But it doesn't stop there. There were tales in the 1980s of television advertisers flickering subliminal messages embedded within their commercials. And, you probably don't want to hear this, but cable "news" uses the same marketing techniques to manipulate your political views.