Comments on: Avoid Election Season Scams: Donations and cruises to avoid http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/12/avoid-election-season-scams/ News, Views, and Insight from the ESET Security Community Mon, 03 Feb 2014 08:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.7 By: J Jones http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/12/avoid-election-season-scams/#comment-1163 Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:58:36 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=15352#comment-1163 I was drawn in by a site for free trials that ened up costing me about $70 – the bill you without emailing you – I never got an email as promised – and your "trail" period is only a few days instead of what they said on the phone. I cancelled immediately but they charged me anyhow. They were asking to vote if you were for Obama. They were MyMaxSavingsClub and an another I cannot remember. Beware!

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By: David Harley http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/12/avoid-election-season-scams/#comment-1162 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:23:28 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=15352#comment-1162 That’s a common scam, sometimes referred to as Londoning. I think the political overtones are probably coincidental. We’ve talked about it at some length on the ThreatBlog: http://blog.eset.com/?s=londoning

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By: Against Chicago consumer scams http://www.welivesecurity.com/2012/10/12/avoid-election-season-scams/#comment-1161 Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:51:59 +0000 http://blog.eset.com/?p=15352#comment-1161 One of my friends had been vicitmized by election-related scam.
She received an email from one of her political-activist blogger-friend from another country. The email says her friend had been detained in Spain and was stuck in there because all her money had been taken. As such, she's asking for financial support from the recipient of the message.
My friend would have believed that, except that the blogger was quick to tweet about her email being hacked by someone

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