Celebrity Name Scams

A popular mail scam by those who are trying to get your personal info involves sending a mail  with a link claiming to show you sensational news or pictures of celebrities or other famous people, including pop stars and politicians.

Don’t be fooled.  Don’t click on the attachments.  A big red flag would be if the attached file has a .zip extension.  This guaranteed to cause you grief!  Don’t do it.  Use only your delete button here.

You are not going to learn anything about celebrities by clicking on these links, nor will you see pics of them in awkward situations.  You will, however, most likely become infected with malware.

Also noted was the hacking of celebrities’  Facebook and Twitter accounts.  Hackers take over these accounts to post malicious or outrageous comments.

Thanks to the Scambusters.org site for these hints.