Spam Hall of Shame – Craigslist Scam Attempt Text Message 256-255-4277

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Stop Spam - Although some of it is funnyWelcome to our Spam Hall of Shame. Where we post some of the most bizarre, funny but potentially harmful scam/spam to the unknowing victim.

Below is the actual automated reply from the phone number listed in this article regarding a craigslist ad. Because we always post in two or more regions with similar titles, we know its a scam when you get two identical spam text that try to appear there interested.

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Spam Hall of Shame – Phishing Fake Call Attempt From Call 206-400-9013

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Stop Spam - Although some of it is funnyHopefully you find this post (from search of “who called me 206 400 9013” before you fall victim to the scam.

UPDATED 4/26/2018:
Thanks to fellow readers, here are other numbers they are also using that you should block: 707-302-8710, 701-353-7157, 910-427-1341, 760-314-6838

Not too often we get calls this bad to our business number leaving full voicemail scare tactic message to truly display what type of scum live out there.

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Spam Hall of Shame – Phishing Fake Form Submit Info From jco2661326@gmail.com – 818-639-8611

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Stop Spam - Although some of it is funnyHopefully you find this post (from search of “what number is 818-639-8611” before you fall victim to the scam. Its common to get fake form information sent to us, but generally they don’t use the same email address over and over.

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Beware of Phishing Attacks Pretending to be From Google or Bing

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Phishing attacks is typical done by email or spoofed websites , but being done by the phone is on the rise. Phishing is generally the practice of thieves trying to obtain personal information to help them use it in malicious ways.

Some customers have been reported being called and/or voicemail’s being left requesting to return a call stating they are from Google or Bing (or both).

First goal of any phishing attempt is to scare you into making hasty reactions such as telling you something bads going to happen unless you act fast.  Continue reading “Beware of Phishing Attacks Pretending to be From Google or Bing” »

Beware of iDNS Domain Registrar Scam

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From time to time, some of Northwoods Web Designs (NWD) clients as well as ourselves, receive letters from fraudulent domain registrars.  We get asked about these from our clients, which tells me they have clearly deceived their letters pretty well to try to trick some domain owners into thinking a domain renewal invoice.




So we want to provide this information to protect you, whether you have registered your domain name with Northwoods Web Designs or some other provider.

These companies who send these letters, such as iDNS,  attempt to convince you into transferring or renewing your domain using their service. Which on average is 500% above the market rate for domain name services.  Continue reading “Beware of iDNS Domain Registrar Scam” »