Week in Review 20 November 2015

Week in Review 20 November 2015

This weeks, week in review for the week ending 20th November 2015 was filled with gift voucher type scam attempts and an interesting Apple ID scam as well. Keep in mind that all of these emails are dangerous and should be deleted from your inbox straight away. You can see more on each email scam below and click through to read the full article.

Verify Apple ID Email Scam

MailShark Verify Apple ID Email ScamAn email claiming to be from Apple asks you to verify your Apple ID and is phishing for your log in data. If you’ve fallen for the site you are lead to a look-a-like of the official website, but it is a dupe and will steal and possibly share your log in information. Delete this email if received.




IGA Gift Voucher Surprise Email

MailShark IGA Gift Voucher Surprise EmailWant an IGA gift voucher? As usual this one is too good to be true and tries to scam you into believing you will receive a voucher by simply clicking through to a malicious website – delete it from your inbox or risk a malware infection.




Bunnings Gift Card Expiring Scam

MailShark Bunnings Gift Card Expiring ScamYet another gift card scam claiming your Bunning’s gift card is expiring soon has attempted to reach inboxes and is very poorly designed – it is clearly spam from the moment you open it. To be safe, delete it from your inbox if received, clicking through will lead to a malware infection on your computer.




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.

Cybercrime Week in Review 14 November 2015

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