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Entries in fake email (7)

Friday
Dec232011

10 Email Subjects You Should Not Bother Opening

On 5AA this week i discussed the subject of emails that you should not bother opening because they are scams and more than likely you will be infected by clicking links in them.

  1. Any email that claims you have inherited anything
  2. Any email from a bank saying you need to change your password , change your details
  3. Any survey that comes in saying click here to confirm your details or activate the survey
  4. Any email from a broadbaand provider saying click here to upgrade
  5. Any email saying click here for the new version of your software
  6. Any email that asks for your personal information
  7. Any email that misspells your name or says that you have won a contest
  8. Any email that says you have not responded to my last email
  9. Any email that claims you have a ATO refund
  10. Any email that says your credit card is waiting for collection
Sunday
May222011

Examples Of Fake Emails 

The following are all fake emails that end up in peoples inbox.

Clicking on the links can lead to :

Infection by malware , virus

Installation of Trojans designed to steal your banking details , personal details

The above is one that claims my Bigpond account could be suspended , but it is a fake email that ended up in my Gmail spam folder.

Notice the red bar warning me.

Google produce a warning saying.

Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information.

The next is from Paypal asking me to update my details.

Again it came with a warning from Google and it was sent to an email address I did not have with Paypal

Next this one which supposedly comes from Adobe and Apple 

The first warning is the price

Now this is the email addresses that caused it to arrive in my inbox.

The address for Apple is incorrect , the address to me is wrong 

Clicking on any of the links here could result in infection .

Monday
May092011

Do Not Respond To Fake E Mails

We have all had them ,an e mail that is from some company / bank , that tells you that you need to log in and enter your account details including your password.

DO NOT DO IT

It is all about getting your details and password and can lead to identity theft , trojans being installed , virus's being installed , worms being installed etc.

These companies and lets especially include banks & any financial institution DO NOT send these e emails out.

Let me repeat Banks do not send these emails out to you and if you have a concern contact your financial instituion first to verify if you receive an email from a bnk asking for your details.

If you look at the example underneath from the one I have received which claims to be from Yahoo ( it's not Yahoo ) , my marketing account has supposedly expired ( it hasn't )

Yahoo Marketing
Do not respond to these just delete them and save yourself the trouble.

 

Friday
Feb112011

Fake Westpac Email Designed To Get You To Click

So do you really want $25 to click on this email?

Will you get your $25 ? I doubt it.

The purpose of this email is to get you to click on the email and take advantage of any vulnerablities in your operating system.

It does NOT come from the bank and you will NOT get $25 so DONT click on it , just DELETE it

It does look good though

Thursday
Jan132011

Adobe Bogus Email

The email that is shown above is doing the rounds and lets get one thing clear , it doesnt come from Adobe and you should not click the link in it as you will be taken to the following page.

Thats right the page is in Russian , however depending on your browser setup you may see it in English.

You may also see this page.


This page will ask you for your email to download the product and in the background will look for vulnerabilities in your browser to run script and infect your computer , especially if you are not fully patched by using Windows Update.

Adobe PDF readers and updates are only available from Adobe and updates are controlled through them as well when you install the genuine Adobe Reader.