Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Western Union Phishing Scam > : Dear WesternUnion Member,

Bad when they don't even know your name or account information. Always a
scam. If you ever have questions about any online transaction, never follow
the links. Go direct to the website of choice and log in from there. If
you are logging into any secure site always make sure you see the "https"
for secure and check for the lock on the browser to make sure your data
entry is secured. Browsers are coming a long way in making sure that you
are at the right location with the proper security.


-----Original Message-----
From: Western Union []
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:16 AM
Subject: Dear WesternUnion Member,

Dear WesternUnion Member,

We recently reviewed you account status and we suspect that your
WesternUnion Online Account may have been accessed by an unauthorized third
party. Protecting the security of your account and of the WesternUnion
Online Network is our primary concern.

Therefore, as a preventative measure, we have temporarily limited access to
sensitive account features.
To restore your full account access, please take the folowing steps to
ensure that your account has not been compromised.

1. Login to your WesternUnion account. In case you are not enrolled for
WesternUnion Quick Collect Service, you will have to fill in all the
required information, including your name and your account number.

2. Review your recent history for any unauthorized withdrawals or deposits,
and check your account profile to make sure no change has been made. If any
unauthorized activity has taken place on your account, report this to
WesternUnion staff immediately.

To get started please click the link below:

To continue please click here: <>

Click here to restore your account access

If you received this notice and you are not the authorized service holder,
please be aware that it is in violation of our policy to represent oneself
as another WesternUnion user. Such action may also be in violation of local,
national, and/or international law. WesternUnion is committed to assist law
enforcement with any inquiries related to attempts to misappropriate
personal information with the intent to commit fraud or theft. Information
will be provided at the request of law enforcement agencies to ensure that
perpetrators are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

Thanks for your patience as we work together to protect your service.

WesternUnion Cardmember Services

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