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scam Gift Central for CVS

We received an email with the title: “Gift Central for CVS” from <> this email has a link that may lead to malware or phishing sites.

The email states:


This is Jim from the Rewards Counter.
A friend left you a $1,000 CVS Gift!
No need to thank them. Just need to claim it.

Claim and Ship your CVS Gift-Card Now!.

Important!! If this continues to lay around.
We may be forced into closing the option to claim it.
Please activate your special
$1,000 CVS Gift.

Thank you for being a valued member!


Rewards Counter

Please try the new McDonalds menu entirely free SCAM

SCAM Please try the new McDonalds menu entirely free!

If you receive an email offering “New McDonalds Meunu entirely free”.  This email may have phishing/malware links.  The message in the email states:

We want you to try the new menu! And to show our appreciation we are willing to give away this $100 gift card!

Just take this breif survey and get a free $100 gift card to try the new menu!

The link within the email leads to a browser extension called Piggy.  Which is very intrusive.  


scam Enjoy Any-Delicious- Sandwich for 4, On Us

Scam Enjoy Any-Delicious- Sandwich for 4, On Us!

We received what looks like a harmless ad from Chick-fil-A.  Unfortunately, the link within the email leads to a possible malware site (virustotal scan):

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Join us at any Chick-fil-A for your delicious meal

Come and Eat With Four People

Take a Look at Our Menu:
– Chicken Sandwich
– Breakfast
– Spicy Nuggets
– Wraps and Salads
– Desserts

Enjoy a meal on us with your family or friends!

fix the fan of toshiba Satellite P755 S5380

fix the fan of toshiba Satellite P755 S5380

I recently fixed the fan of my old toshiba Satellite P755 S5380.  As you will see it is actually pretty easy ;D

If your systems starts making a strange sound (like grinding or whining) it may either be the fan or the hard drive.  If you don’t have any system issues such as very slow data retrieval and your system is running hotter than usual, it may be the fan.

SCAM $10 Million, ATM Master Card Payment

This is a SCAM:

From Desk Of Mr. Carlos Roberto
Fidelity Commercial Bank Kenya
Address: JH A 906 – Thinka Road Nairobi- Kenya
Phone: +254-712-371-370

RE:  $10 Million, ATM Master Card Payment

Dear Fund Beneficiary,

This is the 3rd time I am sending you this notification letter regarding to your abandoned ATM Master Card valued sum of US$10 Million and I have not received any positive respond from you or making a suggestion on how you wish to receive your ATM Card. Once again; I am Mr. Carlos Roberto, the new director ATM Head of Operation Bank Of Africa, I resumed to this office on the 15th of December 2015 and during my official research I discovered an abandoned ATM Master card valued sum of $10 Million belonging to you as the rightfully intimate beneficiary.

I tried to know why this card has not been released to you but I was told by the Union management that the ATM CARD was sent From Nigeria to here in Kenya because the director ATM head of operation officers in Nigeria hold your card for his own personal use without knowing that his evil plans towards diverting your fund will be discovered.

Now that your ATM Master card is in Kenya and ready for your receiving, therefore you can come down here to our bank to pick up your card direct from my office or alternatively it can be arranged ship to your address through any registered reliable courier service company that you will take care of the courier charge, hope it is cleared and accepted by you?

I don’t know the courier cost of shipping the card to you but if you permit me and accept the terms, then I can make an inquiry from the courier shipping company to find out the cost, but in that case you will be required to forward to me your address where you want to receive the card to enable me find out the shipping cost to your location.

Your direct telephone number and address will be needed and more details of your ATM card payment will be made known to you as soon as I receive your swift positive response.

Do not hesitate to call me on +254-712-371-370 as soon as you read this mail.

Thanks for your co-operation and i wait for your kind positive respond.

Yours Faithfully,

Mr. Carlos Roberto
Tel: +254-712-371-370

Scam Awaiting your Response – Citizen of Libya

Here is another scam email trying to solicit personal information and actions from victims:

Good day friend and how are you and family,

I am Idris Abdul Maleek, Citizen of Libya now in exile at Italy due to the political problems in Libya.
I am very interested in  investment and business ideas on hotel resorts/golf courses project in the USA,EUROPE,ASIA etc and I will suggest you also come up with plans to diversify part of the investment capital into the Transportation,
real estate in addition to the hotels investment options if the returns on investment can be assured.

I feel you should be able to understand that such real estate and hotel investment are safe and less risky of loosing investment capital due to the appreciation of the property value as times goes by.
I need you to provide me with details investment info’s we can work on,This communication with you is private and should be treated as such to enable me continue with you further.
The capital available and reachable on my side is $200 million usd. However, if my investment scales through without betrayal of trust from your side, I can reach out to some friends that will need to have similar investment partnership.

For now, let us plan on what is available.

I will be ready to proceed further with you if we are able to reach a very clear understanding to Work together and protect each other interest without betrayal of trust.
This will involved the following agreements to be signed between us as follows:
a.            Investment and Trust Agreement
b.            Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
c.            None Disclosure Agreement

These agreements will serve as instrument of trusting binding us and protecting our mutual interest in the investment partnership.
I am ready to work in partnership with a very serious minded person that can turn investment capital in to profitable ventures that will endure for a long time in key sectors such as: Mining, Real estate, hotel, infrastructural investment, power and energy.

I have blocked investment capital up to the Sum of $200million USD in a security vault bank in the Netherlands.
This investment deal will be a good one if you open your sincere heart to handle this deal successfully by making yourself available to a meeting with my financial representative in Amsterdam to complete all formalities for the transfer of the investment funds to you as my trustee beneficiary partner.
Finally, this deal requires maturity of mind, sincerity of mind, honesty and trust between me and you to be able to proceed further.

We shall have an investment and trust agreement and MOU signed between me and you as trust covenant between me and you which will be legalized and notarized in Netherlands as a legal instrument protecting our mutual interest  before
the transfer of the investment funds from Netherlands to your country if we have to proceed further.

I want to be a silent investor due to my position in Libya past Government, I will need a very strong and capable partner to work with me that will be able to protect my political image and protect the investment from government interference.
Your ability to make plans to travel will go a long way in proving to me you are going to be a reliable ally moving forward.
As I have explained in my proposal to you, I will need you to use your good position to deploy the investment funds into proper investment funding and implementation in bringing the investment plans to reality for our mutual benefits.
I shall be interested to have more details on your plans to actualize these investment plans into reality, I shall send you the soft copies of the agreements to go through to initiate the process of  you coming to  Netherlands for the signing of the agreements
and transfer of investment funds.
I will like to know if you have the capacity to handle such foreign investment funds, invest and manage such investment to yield profit on investment, this is not underrating your ability, I just want us to be on the same page and work together to avoid any
mistake that will lead to challenges later on.

I required you to handle this partnership privately if we must continue, I do not want go into joint venture with a group of people due to the fact that, there must be a betrayal in a group, I will prefer to deal with you on an individual capacity.
Kindly forward the following that will be required to draft agreements:
a.          Your direct Mobile Number
b.          $200 million USD Investment plans
c.        Contact address
d.        Name of next of Kin

to my private e-mail

You are warmly welcome to work with me and you will be duly rewarded in this partnership venture.
I will be able to provide you with the contact details of my financial officer in Europe after your responds to this mail.

Thanks Yours Sincerely,
Best Regard,
Idris Abdul Maleek


IRS Reports 700,000 U.S. Taxpayers Hacked And 47 Million ‘Get Transcripts’ Ordered

Another 390,000 taxpayer accounts have been identified as potentially accessed by thieves that hacked into the IRS’s “Get Transcript” online application, the IRS said Friday, bringing the total number of accounts affected to approximately 724,000.

The breach was discovered last May, when the IRS initially identified possible unauthorized access of about 114,000 taxpayer accounts. Then, last August, the IRS revised that figure to 334,000. The application on the IRS website, launched in January 2014, was intended to allow taxpayers to more easily obtain records of their prior tax filings. It has remained suspended since the data breach was first discovered.

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Scam – “GOOGLE OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION LETTER” – this is not even from Google.  It claims that you are getting some money, but needs your personal information.

DO NOT send these people information

Google Inc. World Headquarters
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Phone: +1 650-253-0100
Fax: +1 650-253-4201
Ref No: GFSP/ 7748/782/2016
Batch: GFSP/ 955/GPWIN/UK


It is obvious that this notification will come to you as a surprise but please find time to read it carefully as we congratulate you over your success in the following official publication of results of the E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes Organized by Google, in conjunction with the foundation for the Promotion of Software Products, (F.P.S.) held on February 1st 2016 here in United States.Google earns its profit mainly from advertising using their very own Google search engine, G.mail , Yahoo,Hotmail ,All E-mail service Google Maps, Google Apps, Orkut social networking and You Tube video sharing, which are all offered to the public for free.

We wish to congratulate you once again, for being among the Twelve (12) selected winners in the ongoing E-mail Electronic Online Sweepstakes. Hence we do believe with your prize, you will continue to be active in your patronage to Google and its Products. A Bank Draft of 950,000.00 USD{Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars} will be issued in your name by our Foreign Payment Bureau and also a certificate of prize claim will be sent alongside your Bank Draft.

You are advised to contact our Foreign Payment Bureau with the following details below for the Processing of your Claims:


(1)Your Contact Address:
(2)Your Contact Telephone/Mobile Number:
(3)Your Nationality/Country:
(4)Your Full Names:
(7)Marital Status:
(8)Private Email Address:
(9)Ever Won An Online Lottery?
(10)How Do You Feel As A Winner?

Mode of Price Remittance.
(1) Bank To Bank Wire Transfer.
(2) Courier Delivery Of your Certified Winning Cheque in your Name and other Winning Documents safely to you.


Contact our Foreign Payment Bureau officer below: Brian Hookson
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer with the E-mail accounts as follows:

Scam BUSINESS PROPOSAL Barrister David Nze


This is a typical Nigerian scam.  Do NOT send them information:




After proper investigations, we, the Federal Bureau of investigation (FBI) discovered that your impending (over-due contract) payment with Central Bank of Nigeria is 100% legal and has been approved for release to you.

We recently had a meeting with the Executive Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, in the person of Mr Godwin Emefiele and other top officials of the concerned Ministries regarding your case and we were made to understand that your files have been held in abeyance pending on when you personally apply for the claim.

Investigations also revealed that a lady, by name Mrs. Joan B Melvin from New York has already contacted Central Bank of Nigeria with a power of attorney and some documents, which stipulated that you have mandated her to claim your fund of US$10,000,000.00 (Ten Million United States Dollars) on your behalf due to your ill health.

In view of this, we have been urged to warn US citizens who have received information pertaining to their outstanding contract payment to be very careful and not to be a victim of ugly circumstance.  In case you are already dealing with anybody or office from the Central Bank of Nigeria, you are strictly advised to STOP further communication with them in your best interest and thereby contact the real office of Central Bank of Nigeria via the below information:

OFFICE ADDRESS: Central Bank of Nigeria,
Central Business District,
Cadastral Zone, Abuja, Federal.
Capital Territory, Nigeria.

NOTE: In your best interest, you should ignore any message that does not come from the above email address and phone number for security reasons. And to enable Central Bank of Nigeria to process and release the fund to you, you are required to re-confirm your full details such as

FULL NAMES: __________________________________
CITY: _________________________
STATE: __________________________________
ZIP: ______________
COUNTRY: ________________________________
SEX: _______________
AGE: __________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER: _____________________

Ensure that you follow the Central Bank of Nigeria due process as enshrined in International Banking Secrecy Act to avoid any form of discrepancy, which may hinder your fund transfer.

Thanks for your understanding and co-operation as we earnestly await your urgent response.

Best Regards,
James B. Comey, Jr.,
Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building,
935 Pennsylvania Avenue,
NW Washington, D.C

50 Amazon Gift Card SCAM

scam Your $100 AmazonPrime Credit-Will Expire on

This is a possible scam “Your $100 AmazonPrime Credit-Will Expire on 02/15/201x”

AMAZ0N .com Prime.

AMAZ0N-PRIME SHOPPER #331862 – – DATE: 02/11/2016


To show you how much we truly value your years of repeat business, & to celebrate the success of AMAZ0N Prime we’ve just awarded you with $100 worth of bonus points that can be applied towards any product currently for sale on AMAZ0N’s website!

To claim your new awarded bonus, just follow the link that we’ve provided below & use your coupon-card during checkout on AMAZ0N’s website……That’s it!

*malware/phishing site
********The Link Provided Above Expires on 02/15/16 So Don’t Wait!

This offer leads to possible malware:

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