Another fake message arrives claiming an email box is full up and needs to be upgraded. These are simple phishing scams – if you click the link to upgrade it takes you to a fake webpage designed to look like a genuine upgrade page but it takes your email address and password and forwards them to the scammer. The message claims to be from Postmaster but is from purpleparrot.com.cn and strangely complains that the mailbox is just under 2GB but has to be upgraded to 500GB which is an unrealistically big jump but then most scammers are too dumb to understand what it means. A simple phishing scam.
An email from Jonathon tells us thank you for placing an order with them, although there’s no company name to identify who “them” might be. Plus, the email is from a Gmail address not a business email address. This one doesn’t contain a link to click as do almost all scam messages, but it has a telephone number in America that you should call if you have questions about the order (which you haven’t placed). The scammers phone number in this case is +1 833 815-3366 I wont be calling it.
Another approach by scammers is to send messages saying that there are documents waiting for me on the Radio station printer, that 2 people have sent these documents for me and I just need to login in to access them. All lies of course.
Yet another reminder to pay an overdue invoice arrives. It has an attached document so presumably that is full of malware. This one is from [email protected] lastwinter.net which is obviously a scammer’s email address. Every business receives large numbers of these simple phishing messages so hopefully everyone is used to watching out for them by now. Typical scammer rubbish of course.
There are endless scams based on diabetes cures. Diabetes type II is the scourge of Western society and huge amounts of money are spent trying to treat the disease. Scammers recognise this and that there is no medical cure – only lifestyle changes that many find too difficult. This latest magic remedy is supposedly a simple ingredient made from common beans and one dose in your morning coffee reverses the diabetes domino effect and ‘slashes’ your blood sugar permanently. There is no such ingredient and no such ‘slashing’ effect, just a criminal trying to con people.
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