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Fed-Ex Scam
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We received this from one of our followers Carol.

4608-04347953 Monday, 4 March 2013, 10:22 AM

Your parcel has arrived at March 11.Courier was unable to deliver the parcel to you at 11 March 06:33 PM.

To receive your parcel, please, print this receipt and go to the nearest office.

Print Receipt

Best Regards, The FedEx Team.

Below is the response she got from Fed-Ex.

From: Subject: Re: FW: Order Information Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:44:45 -0400

This is an auto-response, please do not reply.

Thank you for contacting The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC). Your e-mail has been received. Due to the high volume of e-mails, you will not receive a reply.

If you are a victim of identity fraud, have lost money, not received goods or services, are in the process of sending money or have a question or concern, please contact our toll free number 1-888-495-8501 and speak to a representative. Due to high call volume, you may experience an excessive wait time.

Please be aware that the CAFC is a central repository for fraud data. Our Criminal Intelligence Analysis Unit provides support to law enforcement agencies by analyzing fraud data submitted to the CAFC. We strongly recommend that consumers also report all fraud related matters to their local police agency.

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre advises consumers not to open unsolicited emails or when the sender is unknown. Spam usually means scam. Just delete them!

For more information, please do not hesitate to visit our website:

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Remove Cybercrime Investigation Departament virus (Ukash Scam)
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We received this from Scott at After Hours Computer Services on Feb 26, 2013.

The Cybercrime Investigation Departament Ukash Ransom is a computer virus, which will display a bogus notification that pretends to be from Canada Police and states that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content. Read more…

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Microsoft promises fix for IE security flaw in next few days
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The software giant says it has seen only a few attempts to exploit the weakness, which affects users of Internet Explorer versions 6 through 9.

Microsoft promises fix for IE security flaw in next few days

Thank you Kevin, Teksynergy

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Microsoft is part of effort to stop malicious botnets
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Microsoft joined law enforcement officials and representatives of the financial-services industry to take down server farms in Pennsylvania…Microsoft is part of effort to stop malicious botnets

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Phony “Microsoft” Calls
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No doubt you have already been made aware of, however, we continue to receive calls from clients and potential regarding this issue.  Please do what we suggest; DO NOT give them any information.  Microsoft WILL NOT call you unless you have an open ticket with them and YOU request a callback. Remember to refrain from giving sensitive contact information and avoid data connections to your PC over the internet unless you have initially made the call yourself and do not assume someone has contacted the person by phone on your behalf.

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Password Security and Your Home Computer

Keeping your computer secure on your is the top of everyone’s list. Passwords help us to feel “protected” and that our data is safe from intruders.  Changing your password is a cumbersome task with only one setback.  “What happens when you forget your password?”  I have a password book I keep all mine in.  It is handy but not easily accessible.  It requires me to go to another room to get it; but I know my computer is safe.

Keys for passwords:

  1. Do not use your birthdate or other significant date in your life.
  2. Do not use a name of your pet or family member
  3. Password length should be at least 8 characters long.
  4. Use symbols like $, !, #, & added or in place of letters.
  5. Use a mixture of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols
  6. Do not use the same number as banking passwords or PIN’s
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Email Virii
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Email Virii (The plural of Virus) – how to minimize viral email links from sending to your contacts.

Lately there has been a surge of emails that get sent from your email from your contacts (friends) email that you did not send. The body of the email simply has a website link in it promoting a website. This is a good indication your Hotmail email address has been hacked.

To fix this issue, follow the 5 steps below:

  1. Before you do anything else, change your Hotmail email account password to something safe. Use symbols like &, #, ! and $ as part of your password, and make it long (at least 8 characters).  If you find it difficult to remember passwords, write it down in a SAFE place.  Strong passwords are key to email safety.
  2. Check to see that your auto-response and email signature in your email account do not have any additional text added to them, as this would go automatically every time you email a contact.
  3. Then run a virus scan for spyware/malware to be sure your computer is clean. (I user a web based email scanner.  Please visit our links page)
  4. Change your password periodically.  Hotmail has an option to automatically notify you to change your password every 72 days. (My suggestion for your email sanity)
  5. Advise Hotmail customer support of the issue. They can look into it further.
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