Notice to Quit SCAM (by S i d [MO]) Jan 30, 2014 1:11 PM|
Notice to Quit SCAM (by LiveThe Dream [AZ]) Jan 30, 2014 1:55 PM
Notice to Quit SCAM (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Jan 30, 2014 10:21 PM
Notice to Quit SCAM (by Mike45 [NV]) Jan 31, 2014 1:33 PM
Notice to Quit SCAM (by CarolJ [CA]) Jan 31, 2014 2:00 PM
Notice to Quit SCAM (by S i d [MO]) Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 1:11 PM
Just found this in my JUNK/SPAM folder. It has an attachment that supposedly spells out the court case. I don't know how many of my tenants would fall for something like this, but I could see it hosing up computers and/or getting them to reveal bank info. You might want to be proactive and warn your folks...I AM!
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Notice to quit,
Hereby you are informed you have to quit the premises you hold until March, 21, 2014. If you stay in the currently occupied premises for a longer period of time, you will be assigned by court for forced eviction scheduled for April 24, 2014.
If court executives do not find you at home on the specified date, the court will disclaim any responsibility for safe keeping of your property left in the premises.
Whether you fail to fulfill the requirements of the court you might be held liable to a fine equal to 100 minimum wage amounts.
The adjudication details can be found attached to this notice.
Bailiff of the court,
Notice to Quit SCAM (by LiveThe Dream [AZ]) Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 1:55 PM
Yeah, they want you to click on the link to upload a virus into your system.
One more thing to do - in light of this probably a good idea to inform all tenants of the new version of the phishing scam and make them aware that you will NEVER send any kind of legal notice via Email. That if they are getting evicted, they will know it and will get a paper document from you.
Be clear to separate legal notice from daily online correspondence that you may exchange.
I can see tenants freaking out over emails like that. And now days you can't even be sure someone hasn't hacked your email, so scams can even potentially show your own email address. Scary thoughts. Constant vigilance is necessary. --24.156.xx.xx
Notice to Quit SCAM (by BRAD 20,000 [IN]) Posted on: Jan 30, 2014 10:21 PM
An odd angle for a scammer. --67.175.xx.xxx
Notice to Quit SCAM (by Mike45 [NV]) Posted on: Jan 31, 2014 1:33 PM
Sid, I have been getting all sorts of purported court notices in my junk folder. Lots of notices of court hearings, of lawsuits, of evictions. Fortunately, I know that there are no legitimate court notices like these. I do NOT know if they are trying to send me a virus or if they a phishing, because I have never opened any of the attachment(s).
Sid, it never occurred to me to warn my tenants. That was a nice thought on your part, and now I will share the warning -- in English and en Espanol.
Notice to Quit SCAM (by CarolJ [CA]) Posted on: Jan 31, 2014 2:00 PM
Anything with an attachment is almost always malicious. This current one is apparently linked to the Asprox bot. Unless you want your PC taken over by cybercriminals, don't be tempted to open.
The malware analysts seem to think it's a morph of these: