An email claiming to be from eBAY tells me that my eBAY registration has been suspended because my credit card company has refused a request by eBAY to verify my registration. It’s a long message with sections clearly copied from genuine eBAY emails. The message sender is faked to be my email address and this is a trick only used by scammers trying to get their scams and spam through the email provider’s checks. An obvious simple phishing email to be ignored.
Minmoatathome has sent me an email asking me to read the attached document as it is the new agreement with me. Never heard of any such company or person – not surprising as it is a scam message hoping I will open the attached spreadsheet which is no doubt full of malware. No thanks.
A message from Santander bank tells me my account has an unauthorised transaction so is now limited, plus they have encountered difficulties in verifying my details so the account is also now disabled. Good job it’s from a scammer and not from Santander, but then I don’t have a Santander account anyway.
Team Support tell me off for not paying an invoice for $84,224 on time and I will be penalised if I don’t pay immediately. I just have to open the attached remittance for details. Companies used to be caught out by these sorts of emails demanding payment, but nowadays it would be surprising if even one in a million fell for this scam. No thanks.
Fake product testing scams are very common. This latest one claims to offer Phillips products to test and you get to keep the products for free. This is a simple phishing scam and the fact that the link to click is actually to bonovak.com makes this obvious. More than 99% of these kinds of offers are fake.
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