Week in Review 5 February 2016

Week in Review 5 February 2016

It’s only early in the year, but the scam attempts are as dangerous as ever, we sum them up in our week in review for the week ending 5 February 2016.The summary below lists all items posted since the last official post on 8 January 2016. If you have received any of these emails we strongly suggest removing them from your inbox straight away to avoid a virus or worse.

MailShark JB Hi-Fi Competition Gift Card Scam

JB Hi-Fi Competition Gift Card Scam

JB Hi-Fi Competition Gift Card Scam A JB Hi-Fi competition gift card scam email has been caught by MailShark spam filters claiming to be giving away the chance to spend $2500 at the store. JB Hi-Fi is an Australian electronics chain store retailer stocking products like CD’s, DVD’s, Blu-ray discs, video games and other consumer…

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Locked Apple ID Phishing Scam

Locked Apple ID Phishing Scam An email claiming you have a locked Apple ID is the latest phishing scam attempt to be caught by MailShark spam filters. The email is branded and claims to be from Apple, a popular multinational technology company most popular for the iPhone and Mac computers. We suggest taking extreme caution…

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MailShark Free Dyson Vacuum Email Scam

Free Dyson Vacuum Email Scam

Free Dyson Vacuum Email Scam A free Dyson vacuum email scam has been identified by MailShark spam filters attempting to reach inboxes as a competition style giveaway. This email is malicious in nature and will lead you to a website that will attempt to infect your computer with malware. It appears to be branded as…

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Dangerous Money Earning Scam

Dangerous Money Earning Scam A dangerous money earning scam email has been caught by MailShark spam filters claiming to offer stable income from $2,500 a month. This email is extremely malicious in nature and can lead to various scams on you and your data. We expect this scam to be offering earnings in the style…

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MailShark Free SMEG Dishwasher Test and Keep Scam

Free SMEG Dishwasher Test and Keep Scam

Free SMEG Dishwasher Test and Keep Scam This free SMEG dishwasher test and keep scam has been identified by MailShark spam filters. It claims you can try and keep the product for free in exchange for your opinion. SMEG is an Italian manufacturer of upmarket domestic appliances popular worldwide. Falling for this scam attempt will…

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ICICI Bank Account Accessed Email Scam

ICICI Bank Account Accessed Email Scam A plain text email with a malicious attachment has attempted to reached inboxes as an ICICI bank account accessed email scam. It claims your account has been accessed from another location. ICICI Bank is an Indian multinational banking and financial services company. The bank provides financial services worldwide, meaning…

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MailShark Fake Loan Offer Scam Attempt

Fake Loan Offer Scam Attempt

Fake Loan Offer Scam Attempt A fake loan offer scam attempt has been caught by MailShark spam filters trying to trick receivers into applying for a loan. Their website will not lead to a virus, but is still deemed a dangerous scam to fall for. Purple Payday appears to be an unknown loan company –…

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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.

Steph Kent
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