There are endless PayPal phishing emails – scammers trying to get your login and password. This latest one tries to look like it’s from PayPal but the sender’s email address is a long series of Russian characters. The message says “Please check that we attached for account information” which is poor grammar as it’s a randomly generated phrase from a series of words input by the scammer. The message has an attached pdf file that claims to be an invoice for you to check but no doubt contains malware and/or a phishing link. Never open such messages – go to your PayPal account directly (not from links in an email) if you need to check anything.
“Dear Patriot, we are now giving away FREE PM2.5 Breathing Masks to everybody affected by the Coronavirus”. Sounds good but is a lie. The message claims that the masks are worth $79 each but are currently free. There is a worldwide shortage and no-one gives them away randomly. If anyone did have actual masks and could afford to give them away they would do so at their nearest hospital or care home or to key workers. A simple scam.
Ms. Ileana Corea, Import manager at SADOWSKA-MAZUREK SP. Z O.O. in Poland wants details of my deliveries to her company. She’s especially interested in the weight of each item. This appears to be nonsensical as we have never heard of her company and do not ship goods anywhere. However, it is a typical message from scammer trying to find out which of the random email addresses she is sending to are valid company email addresses. Never respond to such messages as it will just result in that email address being sold to more scammers.
“Military Source Exposes Shocking TRUTH About Coronavirus And The 1 Thing You Must Do Before It’s TOO LATE” is a typical scam email title. The 1 thing you should do is delete such pathetic emails.
A message that starts with a medical warning then goes to offer a ludicrous scam alternative. “Statins and Type 2 Diabetes Risk”. It’s true that there is recent research that shows a link between people who are overweight and have elevated blood sugar and take statins and that combination of factors in people can give a higher risk of developing diabetes type 2. This doesn’t mean that the statins cause the increase. However, the scammer is trying to frighten people into stopping taking statins and that could be life threatening. The scammers alternative is a ‘weird’ Greek trick that reverses diabetes. No. It’s just scammer lies.
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