Category Archives: Scam

Scam from +44 20 4712 3698 – Be Aware

Received a call from +44 20 4712 3698 at 4.27pm, but when I tried to answer it already cut off. But I did not ring back, because I saw the number +44, belongs to United Kingdom. It would cost me RM 0.08/30seconds (fixed line) or RM 0.45/30 seconds (mobile).

Scam +442047123698

I googled and found who calls me regarding this and noticed that a lots of people received scam call from this number as well.

However, I received another call again on 8.05pm and managed to pick up, from the conversation, he said he from local corporate and want to discuss finance with me. From the slang I heard, I suspect he is African, because I have friends from Africa, Europe, India, Pakistan, Australia and China, so I’m very familiar with their slang. Continue reading Scam from +44 20 4712 3698 – Be Aware

Be Careful What You Click: Alert of New Fraudulent Domain Renewal Emails

Phishing is a type of email scam that cybercriminals use to steal credit card or personal identifying information. Recently ICANN – the global domain name coordinator, has raised awareness of a global scamming issue regarding domain renewals.

The latest ‘fashion’ among cyber criminals is sending registrants domain name renewal emails, which pretend to be coming from ICANN.

The emails are only aimed at misleading the registrants into giving their financial information on the phishing sites they are redirected to from the emails.

ICANN Scam Email Alert

The Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) has managed to outline a few common characteristics of the emails sent by scammers:

  • The scam email encourages the recipient to click on a link to renew the domain online at an attractively low price.
  • The ‘renewal promotion’ email appears to be sent by ICANN. It features ICANN’s branding and logo in the body of the message.
  • The fake renewal page that the email leads to also tries to mimic a page managed by ICANN.

While ICANN has initiated a thorough investigation of this aggressive scam campaign, they recommend Continue reading Be Careful What You Click: Alert of New Fraudulent Domain Renewal Emails