Week in Review 11 December 2015
It that time again – time for our week in review! This article summarises our week of malicious email scam attempts and provides a link to read the full articles. Each of these emails is extremely dangerous and we strongly advise deleting them from your inbox if received.
Oral-B Toothbrush Testers Wanted Scam
This week saw the comeback of these “testers wanted” style scam attempts with this Oral-B Toothbrush email. In the email you are pushed to click through to test and then receive the free new Oral-B Pro toothbrush. As usual, delete the email to avoid reaching a malicious website, which will attempt to infect your computer with malware.
Win a $450 IGA Gift Card Scam
Yet another gift card scam was caught by MailShark spam filters this week targeting Australian supermarket chain, IGA. It includes the usual tactics we see with these gift card incentive scam attempts and will lead you to a malicious website. Its best you delete it before it can do you any harm.
Google Trading Program Invite Scam
A new email scam attempt has attempted to reach inbox’s claiming to be a Google trading program invite. It is poorly branded and the website it is linked to is an exact copy of the email’s contents (which is most likely a tactic to confuse you into clicking again). Delete it from your inbox to avoid a malware infection!
Win A Brand New iPhone 6S
An email claiming you can win a brand new iPhone 6S has also been caught by spam filters. It is not represented by any known company and uses very pushy language and call-to-actions to get you to go to the malicious website. This will infect your computer with malware – delete it from your inbox if received.
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.