An email from info @admunupdate.online claiming to be from my email provider. And that I must verify my account or it will be terminated. Just a dumb scammer.
An email telling me that a new discovery by a doctor will fix my blurry vision, near sightedness, glaucoma, AMD and any other eye related illness. But I must keep this secret (as the email has probably only gone out to 100 million people so far. If not kept secret then the eye care industry will take down the website offering the miracle remedy. This is pathetic in so many ways.
Oh. Gillette has selected me for a new promotional offer. I get to choose the product and it is delivered free of charge and I just tell them what I think of it. Sounds good but it’s a scam. Companies do give away product at times to the public but it’s always in a controlled situation where they or the Marketing company running the promotion have your details and you have been selected as matching the criteria they set. This kind of email is just sent out by the million by scammers and is a con – they just want your personal information to sell to other scammers.
A shipment is due to arrive today but if I’m not home then I just have to click the link and select a new date for delivery or leave instructions on where to drop off the package instead. An obvious con. The scammer relies on enough people expecting a delivery to click the link before they realise it’s a scam. Never click on any link unless you are very sure who sent you the message and that it is genuine. This one is a simple phishing attempt – if you click the link it goes a web page that will ask for your full name and address and contact details.
“Dentists baffled Patented device whitens your teeth in 9 minutes”. Nope – nothing baffling. Teeth whitening kits are basically acidic solutions that strip away the outer layers of your teeth to make them look whiter. The quicker they work – the stronger the solution must be. Better to go to a professional for teeth whitening than risk damaging your teeth permanently with a kit that contains potentially dangerous ingredients.
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The email is an advert for a revolutionary new drone I.e. flying device with rotors.
“Easily capture mind blowing selfies and videos with this revolutionary drone…”
What distinguishes this from all other drones is “New super foldable drone can provide you with stunning footage at just a fraction of the usual cost and size of any other drone. It’s time to take down those greedy manufacturers”.
Lots of people sell drones from an assortment of manufacturers but what sets this email out from the others as a scam is:-
The email is from diabetesawyer.bid which is obviously intended to be about diabetes and .bid means an auction site. That makes no sense. It is much more likely to be from a scammer and the lazy scammer is just reusing the email address
There is nothing revolutionary about the drone as described
Drones are used in some cases for selfies but very few are bought for that purpose
The phrase “It’s time to take-down those greedy manufacturers” is a typical scammer line and makes no sense as someone has to manufacture these so called revolutionary drones
There is no company name and no price and no warning about responsible use of drones
Always buy from a reputable seller.
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This message is from Heart Attack Defense and that sounds worthwhile but it’s all just a trick to get people to click a link to something where the scammer gets paid by the number of clicks.
This kind of con is used everywhere as the scammers often feel they aren’t really deceiving anyone but just taking advantage of our desire to trust.
However these low level cons add up to a world of mistrust and lies online.
The message uses some facts to promote its fake message.
“The American heart Association notes that a broken heart and stress in general can lead to trouble with your heart, even if you’re otherwise healthy”.
That’s not new information. Everyone knows that emotional trauma such as a relationship breakdown can affect the person’s health.
The message goes on and on trying to worry the reader and then gets to the point “The good news is that there are four weird heart attack specific signs happen before you have a heart attack and the free presentation shows you what to look for”.
That’s to make the reader click that link.
It’s all false of course.
If you are worried about possible heart conditions then talk with your doctor or Google responsible websites for information. Do not trust email messages from unknown people.
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