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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Alert: Theresa Andrews - Victoria Single Mom Makes $89,844/Yr in Her Spare Time on The Computer Without Selling Anything.

In a post a while ago I wrote about a Melbourne 'mom' who made income working from home which was a scam. An email received today by someone I know looked suspicous and had the same format.

Here is a link to my earlier post.

http://justlocal.blogspot.com.au/2013/02/alert-melbourne-mom-woman-making-earns.html

The recent email arrived with a single link (http: //www dot bridgetek dot com/site/jlarl.html) and another link in the subject which obviously didn't work. The link takes people to a site titled 'Finance Reports' and is designed to look like a CBC news daily site doing an interview on a successful home based business. The site is well presented but fake and possibly running on a hacked site.

I opened the link using a secure environment so you shouldn't do this on your normal computer. This is how scammers trick people into visiting a site and infecting their computer. In this case I suspect the aim is to scam gullible people or possibly gather their personal and credit card details.

How do you know the site is a scam?

Unfortunately I couldn't find any sites on the internet that indicated this was a scam, most likely because it is a new scam, or at least a variation on an old scam. In this case I took the photo from the site of Theresa Andrews and did an image search. The page had Theresa Andrews as being from Templestowe.

As a result of the image search I also found other pictures which were the same picture. A woman holding a baby. This time the person's name was Melissa Johnson who was from various places such as Mountain View California, Chicago and other places. A further search showed the photo was from the iStockPhoto site (http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-4413753-mother-and-son.php). You can't get much more of a fake than that. I found the clue where the picture came from in a Facebook account which had the photo which is obviously a fake Facebook account.

If you receive a similar link contact the person you received it from. There is a good chance their email account (in this case Hotmail) has been hacked and they would probably appreciate knowing.

Kelvin Eldridge
www.OnlineConnections.com.au
Call 0415 901 703 for computer support.
Servicing Doncaster, Templestowe, Eltham and the surrounding area.

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