CategoryScams

Beware of Facebook Phishing scam based on ‘Local’ news

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This particular phishing scam is currently in circulation on Facebook. An account will post a clickbait news story, relevant to your local area, designed to cause panic – a child abducted, for example. (I’ve obfuscated the name / photo of this, as it’s likely the account was a compromised account – probably from a similar sort of scam When you click on the post, it takes...

Registration Form Used To Send Spam Via Welcome Email

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While reviewing a client site, I recently noticed a small number of accounts had registered with spurious firstName and lastName values such as: firstName:You have 5 new messages from Patty: lastName: 12 firstName:You have 5 new messages from Patty:lastName: After some digging, it appeared these customers had legitimate email addresses, however had placed no orders, nor had they interacted with...

Link buying spam from Discover Media

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I received a spam email earlier this week from a guy claiming to be John from Discover Media, asking to place an article on my blog, with a link to his ‘client’ site.His email address was john@discovermedia.co.uk Hi,I work for a company called Discover Media, acting on behalf of a casino client who...

Scam Warning – Email with subject ACTION REQUIRED: A document has arrived for your review/approval (Document Flow Manager)

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Received this email earlier this week… After some googling, I have determined that it’s a scam, and there’s usually a zip file attached. GMail had removed this zip file though I think. This message is for the designated recipient only and may contain privileged, proprietary, or otherwise private information. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender immediately...