Week in Review 8 January 2016

Week in Review 8 January 2016

We are back with our first week in review for 2016 and as usual there is no shortage of malicious emails attempting to reach inboxes. The MailShark team hopes you had a fantastic Christmas and New Years and are ready to kick off 2016 with email safety as a top priority. Keep reading to find out more about this weeks reported scam emails and keep an eye out for more articles to come on week days.

MailShark Replica Rolex Watch Present Scam

Replica Rolex Watch Present Scam

Replica Rolex Watch Present Scam A replica Rolex watch present scam email has been caught by MailShark spam filters this week claiming to be selling the watches at a discounted rate. Rolex is a luxury watch brand known worldwide for their style and cost. The email is said to be sent by something called “Replica…

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MailShark Warning Email Closed Phishing Scam

Warning Email Closed Phishing Scam

Warning Email Closed Phishing Scam A warning email closed phishing scam has been caught by MailShark spam filters trying to trick receivers into giving away their email login details. It is not branded to appear from a particular email provider but just your general email provider in an attempt to increase the chance of you…

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MailShark $500 Coles Gift Card Malware Scam

$500 Coles Gift Card Malware Scam

$500 Coles Gift Card Malware Scam A Coles gift card scam offering a $500 gift card and a malware infection has been caught by MailShark spam filters. Coles is a common company targeted by scammers using the ‘gift card scam tactic’ – it is a major Australian supermarket employing over 100,000 Australians and a major…

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Where in the world did the bulk of these Emails come from?

Check out our Global Spam Sources page, for a World map of spam sources.

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