Yet Another Scam...

For those also on Twitter…this might be new or not but I got it yesterday….
There is a message circulating supposedly but actually isn’t from one of your friends with a link to click ..
The screen is a Twitter message and is perfectly genuine..the message to me was from a good friend and said to look at a picture of mine on the web….see below.
However this site is a forgery, intended to trick you into disclosing financial, personal or other sensitive information..take note of it and don’t go there…

Note: the message itself is actually genuine which is the trickiest part of it, except your friend did not send it…if you respond the friend will get your answer..

Please pass this information on…thanks so much..

Comments

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakealmost 2 years ago

    It happens very often Janis.
    The account of your friend has been hacked.

    I am very warry about private messages.

    I have received the followings:

    -What were you doing there on that day? = a link with a virus
    -Have you seen this embarrassing photo of you = a link with a virus
    -You are on Youtube with all revealed about you = a link with a virus.

    I did open the first one, my strong antivirus stopped it immediately

  • I don’t have any extra antivirus installed because I use a Mac. which stops everything in it’s tracks including Trojans and all of that ilk,and I rarely get virus loaded messages, but I wanted people to be aware of this kind of thing…many have been taken in as the message itself is genuine, but the link is bad…
    My Twitter account is private but I still warned my followers about any message they get from me as I don’t really use Twitter for messages…
    This is a nasty world sometimes…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...almost 2 years ago

    I got the same message…I don’t use twitter…if I get an email that I don’t know the person …it’s delete….automatically

  • I never got a message like this before and rarely get anything that is remotely similar to a virus loaded one..
    Funny you should get it even though you don’t use Twitter..I do so the message was legit for me, but of course I did not open the link…my Mac. protects me from any spyware…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakealmost 2 years ago

    I too Janis, have warned people on Twitter! It can be pretty worrying there…

  • Always best to keep accounts private unless you’re a big company or don’t mind getting hacked..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Susan Duffey
    Susan Duffeyalmost 2 years ago

    There is a UK email scam which is sent from a friends email address but in poor English that alerts suspicion. It purports that the sender is stranded on a holiday abroad, having had her money stolen. It then asks for money and that it will be refunded on her return.

  • Payees these are the Nigerian scams and they get lots of them in the U.S. like this…the sad part is that people fall them every day no matter how many warnings are posted on FB and Twitter, not to mention television news programs..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Thanks for sharing. Same thing on Facebook. Hugs

  • That’s true…these scams are everywhere..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehalmost 2 years ago

    I see these all the time; people’s accounts get hacked. It’s spam.

  • Well worse than spam actually as it could infect an unprotected computer if you actually mange to open the link…thank goodness Chrome picks up on Malware…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...almost 2 years ago

    Thanks so much for warning us Janis.

  • You’re welcome Pauline…

    – © Janis Zroback

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanalmost 2 years ago

    thanks Janis..not on twitter but always on alert…it is a nasty world indeed …

  • You’re very welcome Linda….Even if you’re not on Twitter, you could still get a message and click on it to see what it’s about..the world can be nasty indeed..

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mike Warman
    Mike Warmanalmost 2 years ago

    I assume you have some kind of anti-virus installed. Contrary to popular opinion, Macs are not bulletproof.

  • I have never had a virus or anything like that and I have had Macs from the first ones on the market…once a friends computer was infected (not a Mac), and all the people in her email file…we were the only ones who weren’t…our computer reacted by stopping all mail coming in…it was only when I contacted Apple that we found out why..we thought that was pretty cool, but as you say nothing’s perfect and one of these days someone might penetrate the Mac. armour, but I hope it’s after I die.. ;))

    – © Janis Zroback

  • Mike Warman
    Mike Warmanalmost 2 years ago

    Glad to hear the Mac anti-virus system has worked for you so far. However, I have a friend who’s Mac was turned into a bot for spreading spam mail. Didn’t stop that one. She had it cleaned but it was never the same afterwards. Point is, we all need to be careful about what we click on, especially if we use Facebook or Twitter.

  • I totally agree…we have all got to be vigilant even those who do have antivirus software installed…

    – © Janis Zroback