(Client: IT Security)

Spoof Calls Are No Joke

I recently got a call from a business because they got a call from themselves. What?

It plays out like an episode of The Twilight Zone. Your telephone rings and you grab it only to find that the Caller ID is you. Against your better judgment, you answer, only to make certain the voice on the other end is not yours.

Summonsed by a cybercriminal Siri, you are alerted that your Verizon account has been suspended and you’ll need to press “1” immediately to speak with a representative. What you do next will determine the fate of your privacy.

Welcome to Mobile Phone Hijacking (MPH), a mutating roboscam targeting the telecommunications industry, and infesting the globe at an alarming rate.

It works like this:

  1. Fraudsters hijack your mobile accounts protected by two-factor authentication,
  2. The verification code is intercepted when you text, email, or make a phone call,
  3. Your passcode information is auctioned on the Dark Web

Don’t Pick Up & Call Us If:

-The Caller ID is your number

-The caller never identifies the actual name of the person on the account

-You are asked to provide numbers of any kind

It only takes a momentary lapse of reason to compromise your identity. Stay safe out there.

Sincerely,
Jason Gilbert, CEO
ClearFuze Networks, Inc.

(Client: HVAC Business)

Pumps, pipes, motors, switches, fans, thermostats, compressors, evaporator coils, and chemical refrigerant

Dear Customer,

There’s nothing more pleasing to the ear than the purr of a 30,000 BTU Class 22 SEER Configurable Quad-Zone Multi F Mini-Split Air Conditioner Heat Pump from Energy Star.

Ever since I was a kid growing up in Louisville, KY, I have maintained a deep obsession with all things heating and cooling. Wait! Seriously. It’s not that odd, and it doesn’t get any creepier than the occasional duct joke.

Kidding aside, I can help you control your climate. HVAC costs can bring on the sweats like a Glendale August. When it comes to creature comforts, Tim Stivers, Inc. is Yelp-certified in full-service factory-spec repair, maintenance, installation, and quality control follow-ups on brand new systems.

At the end of the day, if you’re cool, we’re cool. Maintaining an 18-year record of quality, craftsmanship, and respect for our customers is what keeps Tim Stivers in the Hancock Park heating and air conditioning business. In 2018, we will continue to focus on this area as well as expand to provide an optimum level of air conditioning and heating installation/repair to the Mid-Wilshire, Pasadena, and Los Angeles areas.

Please let us know if we can make the temperature just right for you in 2018.

Warm Regards,

Tim

(Customer Outreach, IT Security)

Don’t Let Your Corporate Data Become The Fresh Catch of The Day

Dear Rick,

At ClearFuze we’ve started to see an uptick in emergency inquiries from panicked businesses reporting that a foreign entity had infiltrated their email system and hijacked critical customer data. This act of cybercrime known as “phishing” is on the rise, and the good news is that you can help prevent such an assault using some good, old-fashioned common sense.

What follows is a cautionary tale for all of our customers on how you and your team can be diligent and stop most common phishing schemes before they sink their hooks into your IT stronghold. After reading this, you’ll know what to look out for next time you open your inbox.

Above all, thank you very much for your time and consideration, and for being a valued ClearFuze customer. Stay safe out there.

Sincerely,
Jason Gilbert, CEO
ClearFuze Networks, Inc.

(Client: CMYK Magazine)

CMYK 58: 100 Design Samples. 70 Design Students. 29 Design Schools.

Dear Friends of CMYK,

Winners of CMYK Top New Creatives Showcase 58 are officially published.

To view, click here. This all-digital collection of art direction, copywriting, design, illustration, and photography encompasses over 100 pieces by 70 artists from 29 art schools and design programs across the globe.

To all of the aspiring and emerging designers who submitted their portfolio work – and to the instructors who encouraged their students to participate in CMYK TNCS 58 – we very much appreciate your believing in your talents and helping to raise the bar when it comes to what today’s schools are teaching and producing. CMYK is honored to feature the largest and most scholastically diverse design contest online. Bravo!

Thank you very much for your time and consideration. Enjoy.

Sincerely,
Editor-in-Chief

(Job Application Letter of Interest)

Dear Mr. Reynolds,

I recently applied through Jobvite for the position as Executive Assistant to the SVP of Corporate Development with Outer Creations. I wanted to follow up and share with you a bit more about myself and why I elected to apply for the position. Please also find my resume attached for your review.

After researching Outer Creations and the company’s mission statement, I have to say I am a believer and I can relate to your quest to use efficiency and reliability for the greater good. I operate for my employers very much like your company’s non-conventional AI solutions. I, too, specialize in complex challenges in often very extreme corporate environments.

What stood out for me as I reviewed your site, is that Outer Creations seems to foster an environment that accentuates the talents and opportunities of people, by nurturing a symbiotic partnership with technology. While I utilize the latest software to make my work process more efficient, I draw upon my human qualities to approach each task with honesty, warmth, and professionalism while performing like a foolproof algorithm.

Over my nearly 20 years as an Executive Assistant, I’ve had the privilege of working with all levels of executive staff including CEOs, CFOs, presidents, senior partners, and board members where I was the primary lead when it needed to be coordinated, facilitated, researched, booked, bound, entered, written, edited, formatted, printed, and polished. Whatever the need and whichever the means, I’m not afraid to excel when called upon to execute.

Being a “Jill” of all trades with the ability to multitask, anticipate the needs of others, and remain graceful under fire, I have provided my employers with the freedom to focus on their long list of responsibilities. My level of experience, work ethic and drive to perform above and beyond the call of duty are a few of the qualifications that define me as an Executive Assistant for today’s demanding corporate environment.

Above all, thank you for your time and consideration. Please consider me as a worthy candidate for the position, and I look forward to the potential of speaking with you.

Warm regards,

Rachel Anderson