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SCAM Alert --Webmail "Your mailbox is almost full" Alert!--


Do not follow this link. Provide.net will NEVER contact you in this fashion!
We know your number, we know how to get ahold of you.

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SCAM Alert --Webmail Account Closure Alert!--

Do not follow this link. Provide.net will NEVER contact you in this fashion!
We know your number, we know how to get ahold of you.

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We are starting to see some variations on
- "Your Mail box is broken, Click here to fix it" -
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If ANYONE calls you and says something to the effect of
"I'm from Microsoft and we have noticed that your computer is acting up, we can fix that for you, for only $250.00"
it is a scam, hang up!
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05/08/2014 - Mail that claims that your mailbox is full

We are starting to see some variations on
- "Your Mail box is broken, Click here to fix it" -
One example that we received today is
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Your mailbox is full.
465MB 500MB
Current size Maximum size
Your mailbox can no longer send messages. Please reduce your mailbox size.
By Automatically clicking on Mailbox Quota.
and fill out the necessary mailbox requirement to increase your mailbox Quota size.
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This falls in the category of "Do Not Click on Random Links"




01/09/2014 - Mail claiming to be about Illegal Software

Attachment: Plaint_Note_No2070_Georgia_2014.zip Download 83.3 KBytes
From: "Illegal software"
Date: Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:07:00 -0500
To: <"victim">
Subject: #Hearing of your case in Court 00484

Warrant to appear,
  Please be informed that you are expected
  in the Court of Georgia on February 2nd, 2014 at 9:30 a.m.
  where the hearing of your case of illegal software use will take place.

  You may obtain protection of a lawyer, if necessary.
  Please bring your identity documents to the Court on the named day.
  Attendance is compulsory.


Court clerk,
CASH Herman

It contains a ZIP file    -     IT IS A VIRUS    -     DO NOT OPEN IT


10/29/2013 - Mail claiming to be from admin@provide.net

There is an email claiming to be from admin@provide.net, and it reads
 'Your invoice is attached. Please remit payment at your earliest convenience.'

     It contains a ZIP file
        IT IS NOT FROM US
            IT IS A VIRUS
                 DO NOT OPEN IT

If Provide.net needs to contact you regarding any past due monies, we
will NEVER e-mail it to you in any other fashion than a plain text e-mail,
it will never require that you use a PDF reader, it will never be HIDING
in a .ZIP or in a .EXE file.
Anything that is sent to you HIDING in one of these file formats is HIDING for a
reason. Some of the these file formats can have bugs in them that virus writers
exploit in their effort to harm your computer system.

Before opening any file from someone stop and think
   1) Am I expecting this from them?
   2) Why would they be sending this to me?
   3) Does their claim sound valid and sincere?




10/07/2013 - Another round of mail claiming to be from Microsoft

We have recently seen a rise in mail claiming to be from Microsoft,
and asking you to "CLICK HERE" accompanied with a threat that your
mail will be shut off and any of your mail lost if you do not comply.

In most browsers if you point to any link such as a "click here" link
you should see the link that it will take you to, almost all the time
that should be on the same serevername, if it is not then you should be careful

Here is a copy of one the current email scams




09/03/2013 - Scammers calling you claiming to be from Microsoft

** Update: 01/09/2014, A customer just informed me that when they called her **
** they made up all sorts of excuses as to why her credit card would not work **
** and insisted that she had to pay with a money-gram, **
** This is because credit cards can be reversed. **

We have had many reports from customers who have been contacted by different
people claiming to be from Microsoft, and several names that 'they' know
you will recognize (this way they gain your trust.)
They then start to explain to you that your computer system is infected.
We have heard different details of the how's and the when's.
The common structure in all of these is that they claim your system is
infected and they want to help you.

Microsoft will never call you for these types of issues.

They then ask you for your credit card number, If you give them your number
not only do they charge a ridiculous amount (we've heard $250.00), now the
scammer also has your credit card number and all the information to use it
to make purchases and bill it to you.

If you have fallen victim to this, call your bank or credit card issuer
immediately and tell them what has happened, before the scammers can do
any damage to your credit card.

When they call you may or may not be infected, based on what we have found,
you probably are infected. You do need to make sure, usually you do this by
taking your computer to a reputable store and have them make sure your computer
is clean any virus including the software the allowed the scammers to find you
to begin with.

Now here is our sales pitch, we do offer this cleaning service usually $75.00




01/04/2013 - Email Names and Passwords

Provide.net will never send you an e-mail asking you for your username or password. If there were to be any issues with your account and we were unable to contact you, we will temporarily suspend the account. For any issues, please use the number printed on your bill to contact us.




Unexpected email from your bank

Have you received an email from your bank or service provider that you didn't expect? Please be sure to read Microsoft's guide.
How to recognize phishing email messages or links.




Microsoft's guide to Internet protection

Microsoft provides a whole range of information on how to protect yourself and your computer online at their Safety and Security Center.

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