Me and my husband were browsing through websites on flippa. We were planning to buy a cooking site as a new website but did not want to build all the information from scatch. As we were browsing, we found a cooking site for sale that is under bidding. We contacted the seller and ask for how much is the final price he is asking for his website. It sounded like a great deal for us and we were interested in buying. However, the website or hosting service had a pop up that looked like malware. The popup would not allow you to get out of the website without shutting down the browser. We told the seller about this malicious popup. He insisted that it was the hosting service. We tried to go there many times to scan the articles if any of it is original. Not that there is no unique content and all copied, but everytime we attempted of browsing the website the pop up and at one point we had to restart the computer. Needless to say we did not buy the website.
The virus voice says:
Important Security Message. Call the Number provided as soon as possible. You will be guided for the removal of the adware spyware virus on your computer. Seeing this Pop-ups means that you have a virus installed on your computer which puts the security of your personal data at a serious risk. It is strongly advice that you call the number provided and get your computer fix before you do any shopping online.
written by yuri
I received an email containing the email below.
Date:April 01, 2015
*Job Descriptions: You Will be Assigned to visit a shop
You need to “pretend” to be a normal potential customer who is looking for a particular service or product.
You Will then finish an on-line questionnaire to Share with us your customer experience.
*Requirements: 17 Years old or above. Can speak local language well.
Can read and write English. No Experience needed Like Shopping.
*Job Pay: You will get S200 for each.assignment. Most of the time you will only need to Spend 20 minutes on the visit.
Please reply this-email with the correct information below to sign up;
We will contact_you immediately as your Application has been received.
Reporting mail fraud: Notice of appearance in Court #00000443455
If you receive this email, Do NOT open the attachment.
Notice of Appearance in Court – email malware with attachment: Court_Notification_00000443455.zip
DO NOT OPEN the Attachment!
This attachment has the following malware:
This is to inform you to appear in the Court on the April 02 for your case hearing.
Please, do not forget to bring all the documents related to the case.
Note: If you do not come, the case will be heard in your absence.
The copy of Court Notice is attached to this email.