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Spammers Gear Up for 2010

February 3, 2010

The new year is shaping up to be a banner year for spammers. They have a new twist that makes the emails look like they’re coming from social networking sites like Facebook and Myspace. Even LinkedIn isn’t as safe as you may have thought in the past.

There are still too many people who think only their ‘friends’ are following and contacting them. Little do you know that your friends just may be an organized cybercrime group looking to steal your identity or install some kind of malware onto your computer.

Spammers have been releasing an onslaught of emails from these addresses:

  • message.myspace.com
  • facebookmail.com
  • new-music.itunes.com

These are all false addresses and shouldn’t be opened and certainly you should never click on a link or respond to them in any way.

Don’t depend on FB or Myspace to keep you safe. There are hundreds of millions of users and security is a big undertaking. It’s difficult if not impossible to keep up with the latest cyberthreats let alone be ahead of them.

Use your common sense and a hefty dose of good judegment before opening emails or clicking links. Your real friends already know how to get in touch with you and probably aren’t the least bit interested in stealing your identity!

Credit Reference Agencies in the UK

February 2, 2010

Credit reports in the UK are also called credit reference files. Credit Reference Agencies in the UK give potential lenders your credit information so that they can decide if you’re a good risk for lending money.

UK.gov link about credit reference agencies

The addresses of the credit reference agencies are:

Equifax Plc
Credit File Advice Centre
PO Box 1140
Bradford
BD1 5US
www.equifax.co.uk
 
Call Credit Plc
Consumer Services Team
PO Box 491
Leeds
LS3 1WZ
0870 060 1414
http://www.callcreditcheck.com/
 
Experian Ltd
Customer Support Centre
PO Box 8000
Nottingham
NG80 7WF
0844 481 8000
www.experian.co.uk

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