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Elite phishing

I am pleased to offer you FIRST ACCESS to join the highly exclusive Greg Elite Society. Sign up before midnight by sending me at least $5, and you’ll receive EARLY ACCESS to exclusive Greg celebrations, such as car repair blitzes and deck remodeling parties....

Geek Squad Subscription Phishing

Nobody from the Geek Squad sent this. But somebody did a decent impersonation job. I like the retro hook. By mid 2022, everyone has heard the advice, “don’t click on email attachments and website links.” So, this one doesn’t have any...

Fake email notification phishing

I see at least one fake email notification from my email administrator every day. Which is hilarious because I am my email administrator. They usually claim I exceeded a quota or have some other problem. Most have English grammar problems. But this one –...

Copyright Phishing

This is a pretty good scam against anyone operating a website. I’ll give this one a B+. Your website violates my copyright. Click here to find out what you violated. If you don’t fix it, I’ll sue you for $zillions. It knocks me off balance and makes...

2nd Amendment Phishing Scam

This phishing scam to lure American 2nd Amendment activists could have been a classic. It starts nicely, referencing a telephone call I was never on to throw me off balance. And then they plagiarize NRA outrage statements that flew around Twitter months ago to really...

We Kidnapped your Fiancé. Pay up or She Dies.

A person who lives near me originally posted this story on Facebook about how somebody claimed to have kidnapped his fiancé. I am sharing it here with his permission. He posted the story on Wednesday, March 16, 2022. This is his story in his own words. I edited for...