It seems I have won the Powerball lottery, despite not having entered it. My email address won $500,000. That sounds nice. The sender doesn’t know my name which means it an obvious scam. And the sender’s email address is @protonmail which is a disposable email address, so it’s all lies.
A message from iCloud tells me to open the attached billing report. But, I don’t have an iCloud address and the email was actually sent by @ampasincw-presifut-3.com which is obviously not APPLE.
Ionos 1 & 1 is an Internet company providing email services, website hosting and similar services. For some reason scammers like pretending to be from Ionos and sending out messages claiming that the recipients email is blocked or their account stopped or payment due etc. The latest such scam message tells me that my account is stopped due to multiple unsuccessful login attempts. Good job I don’t have an account at Ionos.
There are endless companies pretending to offer cheap loans, but sometimes one such scam claims to be a rich private citizen wanting to help hardworking good people by giving them a very cheap loan for any purpose. This is just the same scam of course – there is no loan, just a scammer wanting to either steal your confidential information or take small payments for supposedly setting up a loan. All fake.
The Chinese domain name scam is a very common one. The email says it is top priority and must be responded to urgently. It says it is from a domain name registry in China. The message claims that someone has claimed a domain name the same as mine but with the .cn suffix and I am being contacted in case this is fake and that I must have first chance to own that domain name. It isn’t really from an official body – just from a scammer hoping that you may want that Chinese Internet address and be willing to pay to stop someone talking it. Everyone who owns a domain name gets these message occasionally – all rubbish. If you want an overseas domain name then buy one but make sure it’s from the official registry not through some sad scammer.
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