As I have mentioned on many of my previous email, phishing cracking hacking scam fraud activities happening in many different ways, taking extra precaution is always a good thing. The bottom line is, don’t open any email attachment for email link, I mean even if it’s the one you know – If you know then simply go directly to the site by typing in the domain name such as ebay.com paypal.com instead of clicking on the email. However there will be time where email ask for validation by clicking on the link to verified then you would need to validate the link by mouse over the link ensure it is indeed the site you would want to visit and trust, when you mouse over the domain or exact link should appear on the bottom left or shows up on your screen.
Newegg has become aware of fraudulent (phishing scam) correspondence disguised as official Newegg correspondence. Newegg takes the security of customer information extremely seriously and wants to assure you phishing communication is in no way affiliated with or originating from Newegg. Newegg will NEVER ask you for your password, financial or personal information in an e-mail communication. We have taken immediate steps to verify that no customer data has been breached and to inform the proper authorities. Rest assured your information is safe with us.
What is a “phishing scam”?
You may have recently received fraudulent correspondence disguised as an official communication from Newegg. This kind of fake communication is part of a phishing scam, which is designed to “fish” for information by luring unsuspecting recipients into divulging or verifying personal details, like bank accounts, addresses, names and more. Phishing scam artists can send fraudulent communication to millions of people at a time. If you have received phishing communication from someone pretending to be Newegg, this does not mean that Newegg’s data security has been breached. Newegg protects your information with sophisticated security measures, and the recent phishing scam did not compromise our data security.
Help Us Fight Fraud
Newegg takes every security threat seriously and strives to ensure your purchases are as safe and secure as possible . Online scams and phishing attacks are unfortunately common occurrences across the industry and should be handled with extreme caution.
If you have received a suspicious e-mail, we strongly advise that you DO NOT respond, download or click any of the links provided.
Please refer to our FAQ page for tips on how to identify and protect yourself against such attacks in the future: How do I identify Phishing or Spoofed E-mails?
Help us provide the best experience for our customers by forwarding this page to your friends and family whom you think may have been affected by these attacks.
For more information, please visit our Contact Us page:
Our Customer Service Representatives will be happy to assist you.
We thank you for your ongoing support. Stay safe.
Well, I bought a laptop from ebay auction months ago, for less than $70, it’s a duo core, compaq also known as HP nc6400, it was listed as it is broken missing power adapter, no battery, no hard drive, but it did turn on and goes into bios but has problem displaying, but I bid for it anyways and won. So it’s been sitting for a while til I got the adapter and and hard drive total cost $20. I’ve been trying to get it work, with ubuntu, winxp, windows vista and windows 7, but no luck, sometime success install but freezed, sometime it won’t boot at all or stuck somewhere during installation. I thought the video card is the problem or motherboard, but I tried one last time with a different older operating system windows 98se, and this time I got different error message, it said something about the RAM memory, so I took one stick of RAM out and install win98se look like it work, and so I installed windows 7 and it work also, whoo hooo!!!!!!!! the art of trial and error 🙂
Here’s another variation of fake scam spam hacking email attempting to steal your information. Notice the link in the email to click on is not of any known credit bureau websites, the link might be a redirect mail to other other websites and who knows what those other other websites are. If you want credit report get it from your Bank. The email body look like this:
From: Credit Bureau <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Sent: Sunday, April 1, 2012 4:25 AM Subject: Notification of Reporting Error
Credit Report Error Notice
Records indicate that there may be an error on your credit report. Errors on your report can have an adverse affect on your standing, so it is highly recommended that you use this link to check and fix errors on your report.
These errors will make it more difficult to be approved for credit, plus you end up paying higher insurance premiums. It can even affect your chances of landing a job so it should not be ignored.
The fastest and easiest way to check for errors and other problems is to click here.
If you would like to stop receiving these notices please use this link. Customer Service, 25379 Wayne Mills Pl. #355, Valencia, CA 91355
Here’s another variation of fake youtube.com email message such as below. Come on people you got to be smart than this. Don’t let these types of email fool you, never ever click on any link, move your mouse over first and screen it
From: YouTube Service <email@example.com> To: Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:22 PM Subject: YouTube Content Service sent you a notification: Your video on the TOP of YouTube
help center | e-mail options | report spam
YouTube Content Service has sent you a notification:
Here’s another variation of a hacking attempt to hack your computer, it contain body as follow and a zip file that contain a virus malware adware spy trojans whatever you call it, it’s bad, if you click and open, there goes your computer data. Most antivirus software program will remove it or block it, but as extra precaution please two different antivirus when possible, one isn’t enough 🙂 trust me, I’m in the business of computers for a long time and I’ve experienced it all 🙂 lol
From: American Airlines <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2012 1:00 PM Subject: Your Order#26035873
FLIGHT NUMBER AR32524
DATE & TIME / APRIL 29, 2012, 10:30 PM
ARRIVING / Riverside
TOTAL PRICE / 454.54USD
Please find your ticket attached.
You can print your ticket.
Thank you for using our airline company services.
I just found out the hard way, I spent like the whole morning fixing the viruses malware on my computers. Even though I had Symantec antivirus but that alone still couldn’t block the malware, so I needed to install malwarebyte back, and it did the job side by side with symantec. There were a bunch of viruses and malware trojans adwares whatever you call it, attacked, invaded my computer I had to unplug the internet from the infected computer, took the harddrive out and put it on my i7 system to decontamination first scan it with malwarebytes then symantec antivirus, then again the send time same thing ensure none left, then put the hard back to the old computers:) done 🙂 Keep in mind some viruses will freeze froze your computer during decontamination process, so might want to run malwarebyte while symantec is disabled.
Here is another variation of fraud scam hacking email to trick you and steal your information and sometime could be worst transact money, it call social engineering hacking, social hacking to be exact. Be aware people, stay away from this type of email, it’s not just email, sometime they call you directly and tell you sad story or whatever story or sometime even use known records or story to make you believe by saying they know who you are, your age, your address social security # bank account passport visa your relatives brother sister son daughter grand son grand daughter, they will use it and make your life miserable 🙂 So stay away and be wary and alert.
Here’s another variation and tactic to steal your information. Hoax fraud scam hacking whatever you call it:
From: Federal Bureau of Investigation <Pennissen@cs.com> To: Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:56 PM Subject: We need proof of fund
FBI Washington United States, Dear Fund Beneficiary, You have been investigated over a transfer of US10.5m in your name. View attached file for more details and expedite action, regard R. Mueller, Direcor FBI
Well, this item is another ipad epad touchpad android table, whatever you call it, I bought it cheap $70 when it was on super sale, the listed price now still about $90 or so, this is also another you get what you pay for, it look nice and everything. But – it also slow like my epad just sold today, it’s not sleek, I hate it. The quality video also sucks. These types of cheap ipad is perfect for reading ebooks that’s about it, for everything else, it will probably will make you mad, angry, raise your blood pressure and eventually slam it to the ground ahahahhaha. OK so maybe I’m exagerating but you get what you pay for. The HP touch 32GB I have probably out perform the appled ipad 1 2 3, HP touchpad apparentally discountinued HP won’t manufacture or support it anymore, so probably good for hackers to buy and hack it.
This so call epad, I purchased back in December 2011 from China seller, I thought it’s going to be a good one, well. Everything match the description except it’s not sleek or fast, it’s slow and not so bright, I hate it so that’s why I sold it :). I bought for about $80 free shipping and everything, I guess you get what you pay for, don’t expect too much out of a $80 new table ipad epad. Well don’t like it at all, so decided to post it on ebay to sell it, and guess what? -it’s SOLD within minutes 🙂 for $65 heheheh, good enough to buy a new touchpad ipad with additional money. Remember guys, you get what you pay for most of the time, no such thing as free lunch, so be careful do your research on cheap items, be careful with new expensive items also – it could be as bad, just spend some time and ask people for opinions.