No Deposit Required Casino Scam
A no deposit required casino scam email has been caught by MailShark spam filters offering free spins. Online casinos have become a popular virtual gambling experience, allowing punters to play from the comfort of their own home.
The email does not appear to be sent from a reputable company and raises several alarms when looking at the content and links. It contains several malicious links and should be deleted from your inbox immediately.
Figure A shows the no deposit required casino scam email in question. It is plainly branded and is mostly text. There are several malicious links within the content which should be avoided.
The receiver’s email address (in black for privacy reasons) is used within the content to create a more personal email. This tactic is used in the hopes of increasing your chances of clicking through to the malicious website.
The subject line reads “No Deposit Required” and the sender is shown as “Bethany Mcewen” – it is important to note the email address used is clearly spam related and the email itself is a fake. Overall the email claims you have won 36 free spins and encourages you to click through to a dangerous website which will infect your computer with malware.
Figure B shows the malicious website you will land on if any links within the email are clicked. It is branded completely differently to the email itself and includes imagery as well.
This whole web page is designed to get you to click one more time. Notice all the call-to-actions, buttons and fake supporting content. Clicking anywhere on this page will lead to a malware infection – you may already be at risk.
MailShark strongly suggests deleting this email if received and not clicking anywhere at all. If you come across this email, or a similar casino scam email, we suggest reporting it to Casino Scam Report to educate others on the dangers.
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