You receive an email from Customer Service that says “Your Account Has Been Approved”.
Hang on a minute – an account at which business?
The email doesn’t specify – there is no business name.
There is loads of stuff about IDs and passwords and congratulations etc. and the link they want you to click seems to be to www.account-uk.ga/UK/account
The suffix .ga means the website is registered in Gabon, West Africa.
The lack of a business name and the registration in West Africa point to the email being a scam. Plus the simple fact that I haven’t applied for any new accounts and hence cannot have been approved for an account I actually want, makes this abundantly clear.
The temptation with these emails is to click to find out what the account is – but don’t be tempted – it’s just a simple phishing scam whereby the website link takes you to a page that asks for more personal information. Plus, clicking the link will mark you as a gullible person suitable to be targeted for future scams.
These emails often name a well-known bank or other financial organization, large retailer, APPLE, Microsoft etc.
Do not click the link.
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