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Newsletter Archive 2014 – 2015

December 30, 2015
Phish Nets: Advance Fee 419 Scams and USAA Bank (again!)
Your Money: Amazon Scam, Compare Airline Tickets, Money Saving Restaurant Offers, and Suspect Withdrawal
Top Story: What’s So Magical About $50?
For Your Safety: Look at My Naked Photos, American Air Tix, Invoices & Fax

December 23, 2015
Phish Nets: USAA Bank
Your Money: Digitize Your Home Movies and Protect Your Home
Top Story: Docusign Confidential Agreement
For Your Safety: Invoice, American Airlines Ticket and “Pump & Dump”

December 16, 2015
Phish Nets: USAA Bank, Chase Bank, and DropBox
Your Money: BJ’s Club, Sam’s Club, Target and CVS
Top Story: National Teacher’s Appreciation Org. and International Women’s Leadership Assoc.
For Your Safety: Holiday Shopping Texts, Shared Documents and Invoices

December 9, 2015
Phish Nets: Google, Capital One, SunTrust, Paypal and Apple
Your Money: Discount Gift Baskets, How to Donate a Car, Free Water Pitcher
Top Story: Christmas Holiday Scams… Let the Deluge Begin!
For Your Safety: Donald Trump, Obama Deadly Curse, eTickets and Invoices

December 1, 2015
Phish Nets: Chase Online, PayPal and American Express
Your Money: Free iPhone 7
Top Story: Black Friday Deals That Are Not
For Your Safety: Resume Attached From

November 25, 2015
Phish Nets: Bridgeway Finance Limited…NOT!
Your Money: Your Home Coverage is Set to Expire, Please Confirm Your Wife Connection
Top Story: “Tis Thy Name That Is My Enemy” says Juliet… gTLDs!
For Your Safety: DHL Delivery, INTUIT Quickbooks, and Remittance Advice Attached

November 18, 2015
Phish Nets: Your Password Will Expire Soon
Your Money: Discount Airfare, Online Background Checks and Your Credit Rating
Top Story: Surprise From CapeCodMag-dot-com
For Your Safety: Emails Containing Malware

November 11, 2015
Phish Nets: Apple Global Service Exchange and Web Mail
Your Money: Best Deals on SUVs and Home Wireless Security Cameras
Top Story: Why Is This Legitimate Email?
For Your Safety: Amazon Order Confirmation, Dropbox Shared Document

November 4, 2015
Phish Nets: Straight2Bank and American Express
Your Money: Letter From Santa, Learn to Cook, and Tax Relief
Top Story: When Bad Things Happen to the Email of Good People
For Your Safety: Email from Grandpa, Your Mailbox is Almost Full

October 28, 2015
Phish Nets: Paypol and Paeyipal, Bank of America
Your Money: Home Solar Panels, Hybrid Cars and Sears Window Installation…oh my
Top Story: Fanbox Account Alert
For Your Safety: Your iPhone Has Shipped, Attached Purchase Order & Fedex Shipment

October 21, 2015
Phish Nets: American Express Zombie (You can’t kill this!)
Your Money: Personal Drones, Walmart Halloween Savings, and Activate Your Core
Top Story: Auto Warranty and Insurance
For Your Safety: System Virus Alert, American Airlines, and Shocking Image Exposed

October 14, 2015
Phish Nets: USAA Account
Your Money: CVS Voucher, Amazon Rewards, KMart Promotional Credits and Trivago!
Top Story: CargoSmart Sea Waybill Notification
For Your Safety: Artists Required, Australian Business License, and HelpDesk Migration to Exchange

October 7, 2015
Phish Nets: American Express and Apple Accounts
Your Money: eHarmony, Taco Bell, Sam’s Club & Mystery Shopping  Job
Top Story: Love and Sex with Strangers
For Your Safety: Signed Documents, Resumes & Tax Refund

September 30, 2015
Phish Nets: PayPal Warning
Your Money: Dish Network, ADT Warning & Fantasy Football
Top Story: eFax Word Document
For Your Safety: Woman of Distinction Invitation

September 23, 2015
Phish Nets: Phishing Survey Disguised as Smartphone App “Just Eat”
Your Money: Coupons, Gift Certificates and Reward Vouchers
Top Story: Payment for Tax Refund
For Your Safety: American Airlines, Fantasy Football, eHarmony and Pet Coupons

September 16, 2015
Phish Nets: Dropbox
Your Money: Amazon Prime, Costco & Timeshare Offer
Top Story: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?
For Your Safety: Contract Edits, Fax, Payment Invoice, Fedex, “This Site May Be Hacked.”

September 9, 2015
Phish Nets: Bank of America, Apple iCloud Account
Your Money: Amazon & Walgreens $50 Promotional Credits
Top Story: Scam Hits ‘Map My Ride’ App, Fundraising Scams Revisited
For Your Safety: Party Invite and Company Complaint

September 2, 2015
Phish Nets: Apple GSX Access Blocked
Your Money: Marriott Gift Card, Labor Day Clearance Sales
Top Story: Sex Manipulates Traffic to Dangerous Websites
For Your Safety: Tricks to Engineer Your Clicking Behavior

August 26, 2015
Phish Nets: Outlook, Apple and PayPal….Again!
Your Money: Vacation Packages, Luxurious Vacations!
Top Story: Your Arrest Record, Employment History, Criminal Info, Public Record, Private Record, and Court Report!
For Your Safety: Courier Unable to Deliver Parcel to You, Please See Attached Purchase Order

August 19, 2015
Phish Nets: Paypal and Blackboard Online Learning System
Your Money: CVS, Southwest Air, Amazon and JC Penny Gift Cards
Top Story: Apple Computer Critical Security Warning! Call 888-588-….
For Your Safety: Resume Attached, Review File, and Your Tax Report

August 12, 2015
Phish Nets: USAA Bank and Webmail
Your Money: Amusement Park Discount Tickets and Macy’s Gift Cards
Top Story:
For Your Safety: Dropbox, Best Annuities for 2015, and InstaCheat requests!

August 5, 2015 – Special 1 Year Anniversary Edition!
What scam was reported and viewed the most to TDS?
What was the 2nd and 3rd most viewed scam?
What scam in our 18-scam collection was most viewed?
What was the 1st and 2nd most popular edition of the TDS Newsletter?

July 29, 2015
Phish Nets: Paypal again but with a twist!
Your Money: Groupon and Rite Aid Gift Cards
Top Story: Gastrological/Medical Studies on Heartburn and Acid Reflux
For Your Safety: Transfer Overdue Payment and Robbed in the Phillipines!

July 22, 2015
Phish Nets: Paypal and Apple, of course!
Your Money: Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweekstakes – the real one!
Top Story: One Criminal Gang to Rule Them All
For Your Safety: “Claim your free book” and “Notice to appear in court”

July 15, 2015
Phish Nets: American Express
Your Money: Mystery Shopper
Top Story: Student Scholarships
For Your Safety: Careerhiring[dot]com and “Attention Artists”

July 7, 2015
Phish Nets: Apple Phishing Scam Hidden on Baby Store’s Website
Your Money: Costco, Kroger and Outback Steakhouse Gift Cards and Coupons
Top Story: Scams Through Fear and Intimidation
For Your Safety: Preserve Your Memories for the Future

July 1, 2015
Phish Nets: TD Bank
Your Money: Amazon Gift Cards and Your Recent Job Matches
Top Story: Healthy Scams like COPD, Neuropathy and Snoring
For Your Safety: My Resume, Condolences and Hacked Email Accounts

June 24, 2015
Phish Nets: American Express, Chase Bank, Apple’s iCloud and GSX Accounts
Your Money: Cheap Flights, Sam’s Club and Online Subscriptions
Top Story: Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program
For Your Safety: Father’s Day scam

June 17, 2015
Phish Nets: PayPal… Again!
Your Money: Online Job Offers
Top Story: Penny Stocks and Stock Tips
For Your Safety: Bank Password; Thanks for your Order: UPS order needs Attention

June 10, 2015
Phish Nets: PayPal
Your Money: JC Penny Gift Cards and Walmart Rewards
Top Story: Cancer Appeal, Looking for a Manly Man, and Your International Monetary Fund Payment
For Your Safety: eHarmony and Shark Tank

June 2, 2015
Phish Nets: Read Brian Kreb’s Blog about Phishers and a new Facebook phishing threat
Your Money: Donate Used Cars and Bloomberg BusinessWeek Subscription
Top Story: and Richard Goran
For Your Safety: Are Your Kids Safe? / Complete Deposit Today

May 27, 2015
Phish Nets: Please Review Your Wire Transfer Summary
Your Money: Southwest Air and CVS Coupons
Top Story: Yahoo Email Service is Awful
For Your Safety: Attached Zip Files Continue to Deliver Malware

May 20, 2015
Phish Nets: Fake Google Docs Links
Your Money: Dot-Science Scam Domains
Top Story: When is an Excel Spreadsheet More Than an Excel Spreadsheet?
For Your Safety: Womens National Network

May 13, 2015
Phish Nets: Wells Fargo and PayPal
Your Money: Walmart Gift Cards and Amazon Coupons
Top Story: Jeans for Troops Charity Scam and Donations from Howard Buffet
For Your Safety: Malicious Attachments – exe, zip

May 6, 2015
Phish Nets: Bank of America & Apple Comptuer (Again!)
Your Money: Rate Alert on Property & Direct Deposit Confirmation
Top Story: Order Mother’s Day Flowers from Teleflora
For Your Safety: Neighborhood Safety Alert and WhatsApp Virus

April 28, 2015
Phish Nets: Fake Pinterest and Apple Websites
Your Money: Scam Calls to Your Smartphone
Top Story: Spam Tactics from CoTap, Flipmailer, and EducatorsMortgage
For Your Safety: Malicious attachments – zip files, cab files and Word documents

April 22, 2015
Phish Nets: Dear Amazon Shopper
Your Money: Reality Check Please!
Top Story: Scam or Spam?
For Your Safety: EZ Pass scam carries malicious payload

April 15, 2015
Phish Nets: I have a crush on you!
Your Money: Scam look-alike emails
Top Story: Student loan and scholarship scams
For Your Safety: Computer Virus Warning Targets Apple Computer Owners

April 8, 2015
Phish Nets: American Express
Your Money: Tax Scam reminder
Top Story: Comment Spam dangers
For Your Safety: Small random emails may seem innocent but…

April 1, 2015
Phish Nets: American Express
Your Money: Earned Credit Expires Today
Top Story: Real or Not. The Art of Deception
For Your Safety: Shortened URLs and Attached Files

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March 25, 2015
Phish Nets: JPMorgan and Wells Fargo (again!)
Your money: Quibids Auction and China Knock Offs
Top Story: Gift Card Hell
For Your Safety: Attached Zip files

March 18, 2015
Phish Nets: Wells Fargo, Dropbox and PayPal Phishing
Your Money: Scams hosted on “.us” websites
Top Story: Risky invoices
For Your Safety: Tax Scam

March 11, 2015
Phish Nets: phishing scam
Your Money: Another look at the Nigerian 419 (Advance fee) scam
Top Story: Overwhelming misuse of the new “.science” domain
For Your Safety: Canada Post Parcel notices

March 4, 2015
Phish nets: Apple Users Get Targeted Again!
Your Money: PayPal Accounts
Top Story: Walgreen’s Gift Cards
For Your Safety: Incoming fax report; 2-letter country codes

March 1, 2015
Phish Nets: Google Account and Apple ID (Again!)
Your Money: Payment Confirmation and Sad News
Top Story: Claims Too Good to be True!
For Your Safety: Your Criminal Record is Publicly Available

February 25, 2015
Phish Nets: Bank and Credit Card Fishing is on the Rise
Your Money: Scam? Maybe. But Questionable, Worthless Spam? Yes
Top Story: Text Scams Are On the Rise.  Some Silly.  Some Serious
For Your Safety: When the Protecting Tool is Actually the Wolf

Under each date are the titles of the three main Newsletter articles:

February 8, 2015
IRS 2014 Electronic PIN Attached
Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Protect Your Identity with LifeLock
Two More Good Examples of Social Engineering at It’s Best

February 1, 2015

The Danger of Zip Files
Highly Effective… Your CVS Rx is Ready
Fine Italian Wines

January 25, 2015
Got Tax Problems? We Can Help
If It Seems To Good To Be True, It Is
Speaking From The Heart

January 18, 2015
Phishing 101 – Baited, Hooked, and Caught
Phishing 201 – Trolling for Dollars and Cents
Windbags or “Much Ado About Nothing”

 January 11, 2015
Advance Fee Scams
Big Picture
Amazon & Wallgreens

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January 4, 2015
I Am A Nice Girl
New Job Offer
Vanity Scams That Appeal to Our Self-Importance

December 28, 2014
Walgreens is Heavily Targeted by Scammers
$1000 Kohl’s Shopping Spree
“Awesome News” and your Fedex Parcel Has Arrived

December 21, 2014
Free Oil Change Coupons
What Do These Scams Have in Common?
Walmart Rewards and Customer Satisfaction Study

December 14, 2014
Facebook: Good News! And Your Password Has Changed!
Your Verizon Account Has  Been Locked Due to Unusual Activity
Wire Transfer Completed

December 7, 2014
Don’t Sit on a Public Toilet Again
Never Lose Your Keys Again
Personal Invitation, Message from Cancer Foundation & Voice Message Waiting

November 30, 2014
Your iCloud Account has been locked
Fax or download waiting for you
Your Verizon Account has been locked

November 23, 2014
Why Macs Need Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware Software Protection
Compare Medicare Provider Rates
Black Friday Sales!

November 16, 2014
Michael Kors Bags
Review Your Auto Insurance Payment
What’s Up Sarah?

November 9, 2014
Medicare Open Enrollment
Your Tickets Have Been Booked
Thanksgiving Day Devestation

November 2, 2014
Home Installation
Personalized Note from Santa
Remittance Confirmations

October 26, 2014
Random Odd Emails
2014 Auto Deal Finder
Sensational News Again

October 19, 2014
Secure a Domain
United Airlines Booking Confirmation
Improve Your Golf Swing

October 12, 2014
The Return of Shortened URLS
CVS Extra Care Gift Card
Improve Your Vision