Tuesday, October 6, 2009

TODAY SHOW REPORTS SCAM


Last month someone hacked into our sissy's Facebook account and sent out emails to all of her friends stating she was stranded overseas and needed to have money wired to her. Thankfully, most of her friends are savvy and started calling her cell phone to see how she was doing and she was fine - sitting in Hennesey's at Dana Point, CA having breakfast.

This morning, we saw on the TODAY SHOW that this is becoming more common among social networking sights. Should anyone contact you asking for money, you need to verify the request before sending them your hard earned savings.

Yes, we know this is a pet blog, but pet owners need to be careful too. Sometimes the world is not truthful, be careful out there.

XOXO
Piper, Carrleigh and Java

18 comments:

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

OMG!!! thanks for the heads up!

Mango said...

Always good to remind people that things are not as they may seem on the internets.

Slobbers,
Mango

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Hi Lynn,
Thank-you for your support!!! Yes the computer is not always fun!!
There are so many steps to uploading pictures and I do not do it everyday so I cann't seem to get it down. We did not grow up with all this digital stuff!!!!!!!
Love ya, Fern

Hollie and Janie said...

Good advice and thanks for reminding the humans to be super careful with their money!
Love,
Janie

Samantha said...

Thank you for woofing out the scarier parts of social internetting. Awful - we put those emails into spam before opening - but I never heard of the FB probs. Uch.
Hugs xo
Sammie

Molly,Taffy and Monty said...

Thank you for telling us about this. We will instruct our hooman to be super vigilant.

Molly, Taffy and Monty

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Mom is pretty stingy about her green papers. (And she sends smart-aleck-y responses to emails asking for money, because she knows that any of her friends/family that really need help will call her.) But thanks for the warning!

*kissey face*
-Fiona

Sierra Rose said...

Dana Point, CA! That's near us.
Thank you for reminding us to be uber-cyber careful. Drag to think they are getting into our doggie blogs and Facebooks!!!!! (My husband's PayPal account was hacked into a while back. A real headache to clear up, but PayPal ended up paying him back for all money lost).

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose and her mom

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Woooos! Thanks for the info, I will pass this on t omy human siblings!
-Kira The BeaWootiful

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

Gosh!!!!!!!
Thanks for the info sweet friends!!
We'll pass this info to all our friends too!!!
HAve a great day!!!
Tons of love and kisses!!!
SMACKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

Benny and Lily said...

That sure is scary. Guess what?!!!!!!!..Mom ate dinner at Hennesseys last week. Mom said it's a small world.
Benny & Lily

Maggie and Mitch said...

Thank you for this post! Mom says that we can never be too careful!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

BRUTUS said...

Don't you hate it when that kind of stuff happens? Glad to hear that all the friends were wiser than the hackers!
Hope no on e can hack into our bloggies! If anyone hears that I'm stranded in South Africa or something, don;t be fooled!!

Snorts-
Brutus the Frenchie

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry nice PSA!

Our Twitter was phished - it was khwite an annoying bird!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The OP Pack said...

Always good to remind people not to believe everything they see and read and hear. That must have been very scary for your sissy.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

Dory and the Mama said...

Thanks for the heads up!! We are glad you let us know!

Smileys!
Dory

kspencer said...

This actually happened to my friend Devan yesterday, but they hacked into his hotmail account and sent emails to his contacts saying he had been mugged in London and needed money.

TwoSpecialWires said...

It's sad that we've come to having to think about this stuff... but it's true. Thank you for reminding us with this post.

Catching up,
Jake and Fergi xxo

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