Week in Review 11 March 2016

Week in Review 11 March 2016

Once again, we bring you our week in review to report on the week that was in the world of email scam attempts. There was a wide variety of tactics used this week. MailShark is noticing most emails caught by our spam filters are overused tactics – we hope our ongoing education of these emails and there nature will drop the rate of successful scams. Keep reading to find out more about each particular scam we wrote about this week. 

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Win a Nespresso Coffee Machine Scam

Win a Nespresso Coffee Machine Scam This win a Nespresso coffee machine scam has been caught by MailShark spam filters claiming to offer receivers the chance to win the machine and a year’s worth of coffee capsules. Nespresso is a brand owned by Nestle Group who have a range of popular coffee brewing machines. Competition…

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Mailbox Qouta Full Upgrade Phishing Scam

Mailbox Qouta Full Upgrade Phishing Scam An email claiming your mailbox qouta is full and you need to upgrade has been identified by MailShark spam filters as a phishing scam. The email claims to be sent by Microsoft security and is phishing for your log in data. Microsoft is an American multinational technology company founded…

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MailShark Great Customer Aldi Gift Card Scam

Great Customer Aldi Gift Card Scam

Great Customer Aldi Gift Card Scam A great customer gift in the form of an Aldi gift card is promoted in the latest email scam caught by MailShark spam filters. Aldi is a leading global discount supermarket chain with stores in over 18 countries giving this scam worldwide reach. In Figure A you will see…

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Win a New Car Malware Scam

Win a New Car Malware Scam A suspicious win a new car malware scam has been identified by MailShark spam filters with a misleading subject. It doesn’t appear to be sent from a reputable brand or even made to look as though it has. This email scam attempt uses some tricky tactics so be sure…

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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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