Westfield chance to win email is a scam
Yesterday we received a sample of another email scam; this one is an email that imitates Westfield. The email informs the recipient that they have been selected for a chance to win $2000 in Westfield shopping vouchers.
The email is as shown in Figure A. The scammers have added a personalised greeting (which we have blacked out). The subject line of the email is
“Westfield choose you for receive a shopping spree with $2,000 in Gift Cards.”
The body of the email is straightforward enough; offering the recipient the chance to win $2000 of gift vouchers. All the recipient need do is click on a button.
There are two other buttons, one being an unsubscribe button and the other being a display images button. Right down at the bottom of the email is a hint that it is not genuine. The line is an opt-out line fixed to the bottom of most emails. It reads:
“You are receiving this message because of you subscribed in AdviceMe if you want to unsubscribed please click here”.
A couple of slip ups in grammar are evident in the last line. The subject line of the email also shows a couple of slips. Mousing over each of the links goes to a site that is a phishing site. The site is still active at the time of writing.
This phish refers to an alleged competition that started on 10/12/2014. The scammers certainly time there campaigns well; once again they have chosen the festive season to attempt to steal credit card details. If you do receive this email, delete it.