50K SUV Email Scam Attempt

50K SUV Email Scam Attempt

A 50K SUV email scam attempt is again circulating The car it is claiming you can win is a Toyota Klugar; the ultimate family SUV. Delete this email if received, it will result in a malware infection.

Toyota Australia has an official statement on it’s website regarding these types of scams.

Figure A shows the email’s contents, which is claiming you have been selected to win this car. It is poorly set out and has a main objective of getting you to click the green call-to-action button through to a malicious website. The image featuring the car and ‘click here’ text flashes in an attempt to get your attention. The subject line of this email reads “Your 50k S.U.V is waiting for you” and the sender is shown as “Toyota Kluger Winner”, however the email address is in no way associated with the official Toyota website.

MailShark 50k SUV Email Scam Attempt
Figure A – Click to Enlarge

Figure B is  a screenshot of the link’s destination, we were safely able to capture with MailShark software. It is better branded than the email itself, but is a malicious attempt to infect your computer with malware. Answering the simple question on the page will only put your personal information in danger. This email and the website are fake and a ploy to get you to click through – delete it immediately.

MailShark Your 50k SUV is waiting for you Visit Website
Figure B – Click to Enlarge

Stay safe in your inbox and avoid clicking links or opening emails offering outrageous freebies – if it is too good to be true, then it verylikely is. Go with your gut instinct. This is the second time this email has circulated, so keep an eye out in case it makes another round in the near future.

Steph Kent
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