It seems that everyone is getting numerous emails and text messages about DHL deliveries, Post Office parcels etc. Usually the message claims some piece of information was wrong and prevented delivery or there is a surcharge to pay. This latest one is clearly by an idiot. It claims to be from DPD couriers but the sender’s email address is trybpstabiizer.com and it says an APPLE iMac 24 inch laptop is due for delivery if I pay the outstanding £1 delivery charge. When someone sends such an item they get the delivery charge correct – it’s not a matter of guesswork. Just a dumb scammer.
“Grandpa Robert Miller lost 63lbs with no effort” – apparently with no exercise and eating whatever foods he liked. All this because he carried out an 8 second ritual each evening. This is the typical rubbish that scammers put in their emails about magic weight loss remedies. It’s hard to imagine anyone taking this sort of thing seriously but the messages continue so maybe someone does or maybe the scammers are too stupid to recognise their failure. As usual the magic remedy is supposed to be a carefully guarded secret, but 159,000 people are already using it. Pathetic.
Another 419 scam email arrives claiming to be from the FBI. Apparently they have tried to call me about the $2 million they have to send on to me, but couldn’t get through. That’s an old story that doesn’t work nowadays that everyone uses smart phones that automatically go to answer phone if not answered. Anyway, the FBI don’t even know my name as the email starts with Dear, The money is apparently compensation for something unspecified. Just the usual pathetic rubbish.
An email claiming to be from Amazon tells me my account has been suspended due to failure to pay Amazon Prime subscription charges. It’s an obvious scam message as it is actually from r0ggqpgxsmxcybu-uhu49mnok2accmxe which is clearly not Amazon, plus I don’t have an Amazon subscription.
Lots of fake messages arrive supposedly from Chinese companies offering various engineering products such as transformer coils. Some of these scammers also add fake mail delivery messages so you get an email with a title such as ‘Returned Mail Delivery Failure’ which looks like one of your messages wasn’t delivered, but it’s fake. The endless details are just copied from authentic delivery failure messages and the point for the scammer is to get you to open the message and click the link to see your original message but that’s where the payload of malware is hidden. Do not trust such messages.