Monday, May 13, 2019

Phishing scam grabs attention claiming your credit score has changed on all three major US companies suddenly



I wanted to warn others about still another phishing scam.  This one purports to tell you that your credit score has changed on Experian, Equifax and Trans Union.

The sender is your logon name for your email provider, and Amazon’s URL is spoofed as the sender.

This seems like a particularly deceptive and dangerous phish.
  
Imagine if this was done in China with a social credit score!  Or if a social credit score were hacked?

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Could a recent phishing scam about package missed deliveries involved identity theft? Watch and see



Yesterday I got a bizarre email claiming a package sent by me had been returned to a UPS store, turning out to be in South Carolina, that I had never been to.

This appears to be a variation of the better known Fed-Ex phony delivery notice phishing attack.  I covered the details on my Internet Safety blog Monday.  Nevertheless, the possibility of an identity theft scenario could exist.  Someone could create a fake duplicate identity and send illegal materials to frame someone.  But it sounds improbable it could work.
   
I’ll check my credit reports soon again, but this much more likely a variation of a wellknown scam already.