“Exclusive Gillette rewards hand-picked for you”. So, I get their new product free for testing. Sadly not true – big companies use Marketing agencies for any free trials and similar activities. They don’t send out free product to random people where they don’t even know the recipients name.
“Your latest documents from DHL Parcel UK Ltd”, yet the email address is revisionmilitary.com which doesn’t seem a lot like DHL. It’s a typical phishing message exhorting me to click the link to see the latest invoices but will doubtless take me to a phishing page trying to get my login details or will try to download malware to my device. No thanks.
Hydrochils.xyz sent me a message proclaiming the new tactical watch that is supposedly causing a sensation online and will take time-telling to a new level. A watch is a watch – some are more accurate and some are more expensive and attractive but telling the time is pretty basic for all watches.
It is summer time and some scammers turn to keeping cool as a way to con people. “This invention is the ultimate solution against heat”. There’s lots of typical scammer lines such as ‘Demand is high but stock is limited. Buy now or lose out”. There are many evaporative coolers on the market and there’s nothing new in the technology. They are far less effective than genuine air conditioners but they do use less electricity and don’t need an external exhaust for the hot air. You may decide to buy one but don’t reply to scam emails. – check Amazon and your local suppliers.
TV Licensing say they owe me a £258.96 refund and I just have to fill in a refund form to get it. Yippee! Well, I would be pleased if the message was genuine but it’s from a scammer. Drat!
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