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Author Topic: Death Notification Email Scam  (Read 1234 times)

crabby3

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Death Notification Email Scam
« on: March 09, 2014, 08:25:26 AM »
I think this was my first email scam.   ;D
Got it yesterday from a Funeral Home in my state.  I knew some people around that area but none had my email address.   :huh:

The actual Funeral Home's site led me here:
http://www.abcaction...-notification-emails

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According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the scammers are hiding behind funeral homes to get people to click a link which then places malware on their computers, spreading the phishing scam.
Just an FYI for those of you who may get one whereever you are.

p.s.  I presume Avast or other malware apps would block the link but I didn't test it.
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Re: Death Notification Email Scam
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2014, 06:39:20 PM »
I've been getting similar phishing emails - and almost fell for the first one because it came within a day of me getting news that my aunt had passed away.