Week in Review 21 August 2015
Our week in review for this week features an array of email scam attempts caught by our spam filters. All of these emails are dangerous if opened or if any links are clicked, so as usual be sure to delete them if they reach your inbox. Keep reading to find out more about this weeks email scam round up and for links to the full articles if you wish to learn more.
Online Casino Email Scam Attempt
This online casino email scam attempt is all text with 3 malicious links. The destination URL of the links is well branded and encourages you to click again. Do not click any links in this email and delete it if received. It is attempting to infect your computer with malware.
ANZ Bank New Email Phishing Scam
The ANZ bank is no stranger to email scam attempts and this particular phishing scam is no different. It tries to trick you into believing you have an unread notification in your online banking and takes you to a landing page very similar to the official online banking portal. Don’t fall for this one! It is an extremely dangerous scam attempt. Delete this email if received.
PayPal eBay Payment Email Scam
This PayPal / eBay scam attempt comes through as a payment notification in an attempt to trick you into stopping the payment from going through. It has a convincing design and is very dangerous. Do not click any links within this email and delete it immediately. If in doubt, log into your PayPal account as you normally would to check the payment details.
Test and Keep Nespresso Machine Email Scam
Who doesn’t want a free coffee machine? This test and keep a Nespresso machine email is not real and is an attempt to infect your computer with malware. The email itself is a poor attempt, but the landing page is well designed and encourages you to click through. Don’t fall for it – delete it immediately.
Dangerous ANZ Bank Account Suspended Email Scam
This week, another ANZ bank email scam was caught by filters, this time saying your account has been suspended and you need to log in to get it back. It is well branded and has a convincing landing page which is a fake ANZ online banking portal. As any bank scam email is, this one is extremely dangerous – delete it from your inbox.