“Dear Customer, After reviewing your Applе account, we have noted some issues with your recent activity – as a result we have taken the following actions on your account: Your Applе ID has been locked”. These fake messages are very common as scammers try to get your login and password for Apple as that information is highly saleable. The message is from a personal email address that is 72 letters long and looks to be computer generated random letters. Crazy rubbish.
An email from “Allen” which is actually braziel92 @delsrestaurant.com tells me he and his wife are gifting me $2 million. No apparent reason and he doesn’t know my name so that makes it rather unlikely. As is often the case with scam emails, he wants me to reply to a different personal email address. No thanks.
Another scammer using the pretext of a verification check to try to get my personal information. The email title is “Mobile Number Verification”. The email contains a mobile phone number which is partly blanked out and the message says “If this is not your mobile number please use the button below to verify your identity and …”. The link looks like it is my mobile phone provider (by sheer luck), but is in fact to a scammer website at [email protected] Just a simple phishing scam.
One of the most common email spams is the offering of a magical cure for diabetes. One latest set of these offers a ‘homemade trick to demolish diabetes’ and has pages of exhortation to watch some incredibly life changing video clip. All lies of course. The whole email seems desperate – hopefully because people have stopped responding to such pathetic scams, but probably not.
An email from a person with no name, no company name or any other relevant details except ‘he’ claims to be a financial advisor. He offers a loan at 2% for 1 to 30 years for any purpose – business or personal “bypassing the usual rigorous procedures”. There’s less chance of this being real than Elvis turning up offering free tickets to his next concert in Atlantis.
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