An email from Santander bank tells me that my security is their priority. Plus, my account is temporarily under review. Is that worrying? No. The email looks professionally written and looks genuine and has the correct logo and address. But the sender’s email address isn’t Santander – it is support @anyhowverrecruit.com so it’s obviously a scam. I won’t be clicking the link to verify my account as requested.
“Do you know there is a proven method for reducing debilitating knee pain and helping you live pain free that works faster and more effectively than any other?” is a good sales pitch in the email title, but it’s just a scam message. The message just wants you to click the link to see the answer, but there’s nothing genuine about the message. Never click links in unsolicited emails however harmless they may look.
Many scam email titles are really the opposite of the contents following – they are designed just to make you question something then read the email and fall for whatever they are selling. “Your coffee is cancelled” is the title, but the message is about a supposed 10 second coffee trick that increases your fat burning enormously but also prevents an elevated heartrate or any other side effect of caffeine. Either you take caffeine and get the energy boost and elevated heart rate or you don’t take it and get neither effect. Rubbish email from a scammer.
There are endless Coinbase scam messages, most of which tell you either you have lots of money in your Coinbase account or that it’s about to be closed due to some problem in your information or a change in legal requirements or someone has accessed your account. The latest sets of such messages go back to ‘Your Coinbase Account Has Been Temporarily Disabled’. All meaningless rubbish of course – especially as I don’t have a Coinbase account.
Almost all scam message start with a dramatic title e.g. “Sugar Hack Destroys Diabetes Type II”. That title guarantees the message is a scam. If there was such a method you would have seen it on the news and in the newspapers and magazines and every online service. But it isn’t true. Just more lies from evil scammers. This message goes on about whether zucchini or bell peppers are worse for diabetics to eat. You have to click to read the non existent scientific studies but the link takes you to a scam website ready to download malware onto your computer. To be avoided.
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