Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 4:08 PM - Response #4
I never opened any of the links, and it was caught in our Mac's SPAM folder, thankfully. In the past, I may have opened it up, but thanks to all the helps and warnings on these forums, I decided to pass along this in case others may have been sent a similar e-mail!
The newest/or recently "successful"/identity theft "phishing" scam is apparently to mimic the icon for security sites such as MacAfee,etc and have you click on the link, saying that "viruses" are detected,etc. These fake icons are indeed fake but look authentic! Once you click on the "fake icon", it's too late, and it creates numerous headaches and can ruin a good mood or day!
I am a slow learner, but am trying to be proactive to the best of my ability in this cyber-world of wonders!
Thanks again for reaffirming my suspicions. You are all D Best!
Thanks for the confirmation also!
p.s. A new form of "link" sent to e-mails, resembling Facebook,or other icons, asking you to click on the links to "connect" is a favorite way for hackers to access your computer,etc, It is advised to always "log out" of your e-mail, then "log in" from the original site page. It seems the hackers have created a way to "think forward" and catch us in a weak moment or unaware. Thanks to all the "heads-up" from the forums for the help to "stay safer" on this journey thru cyberspace!