Warning! Fake USPS email

Warning! Fake USPS eMailIt's been quiet on the Fake Email front recently, but a new one just in alledgedly from the US Postal Service advising me that a parcel has been sent to me, along with a link to check its status.

Now, while the visible link does seem to point to the usps website, in actual fact this is spoofed and the link actually points to a php executable file on a houston-executive-suites website. I don't know if this is a bogus site or if it has been infected/hacked, but regardless, never click a link...


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Warning! Fake Cyber Deals

Warning! Fake Cyber Deal emailThere are plenty of warnings out there about fake deal emails but people are still conned into clicking and sending their money off only to receive nothing or some really cheap worthless crap.

One such email is alledgedly from Coach Bags, whoever they are, but is in fact sent from 25738.bid domain. Among the rubbish used to fill up the email is the following statement: (Note the word that I have highlighted in bold).

Free Overnight Shipping and Returns on all orders! foggages hoax pirogi...


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Warning! US Postal Service

Warning! Fake US Postal Service MailHold emailsFake emails arriving from (alledgedly) the US Postal Service, actually sent from usapack{dot}com with links to view my "Hold Mail Confirmation" Invoice or notice which in fact point to infected or fake/hacked websites including swatfootwear{dot}com and packin-tee{dot}com.

As always, never click on any links in emails that you are not expecting nor recognise!


Warning! Fake Microsoft email

Warning! Fake Microsoft Team EmailJust received a very worrying fake email. alledgedly from Microsoft! So FAKE! So important to warn your friends and family about this one!

As can be seen from the screenshot, this is NOT sent by Microsoft, in fact Microsoft never send people emails, this is a blatent attempt to con people into "downloading" a secure message, which is nothing of the sort, but a file that will open an infected website that will damage your computer, encrypt your files, steal your personal and banking details...


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Warning! Fake Job Adverts

Warning! Fake Job Opportunity emailsBe aware that there are a number of obviously fake non-English job "opportunities" emails floating around currently. I must have received a couple of dozen over the weekend!

Most appear to be in German and the subject of at least one was " Karriere Wachstum" (Career Growth).

The content (when translated) is along the lines of

We are looking for employees who want to work from home.
My name is Andrew and I am the HR manager of a large, international company.
You can do most of the...


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Warning! Legally Binding email

Warning! Legally Binding Documents - Fake emailsA number of infected emails seem to be circulating this evening, with a subject of " Your Legally Binding Contract document is ready for signature!" They start off with that "Your Amending Agreement ### " (the number given is different each time and requests that you review an agreement by clicking the Review Document link in the email. The sending domain seems to be sign{dot}com.

They go on to say that the document contains a secure link to DocuSign and it shouldn't be shared with...


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Warning! Fake Louis Vuitton

I thought at first that this was a fake email from Louis Vitton, but that's what the scammers want you to think. It is in fact not from them nor is it from Louis Vuitton but was in fact sent from Erika {at} lvboston{.}top with a subject of (My name), Your Order Status and sent to an email address that doesn't actually have my name associated with it. So, I'm going to guess that someone who uses this email and knows me has their computer infected with malware.

Warning! Fake Louis Vitton email

As can be seen above, the email...


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Warning! Starofservice emails

Warning Starofservice Music Lesson eMailsDon't know what this guy is up to but have received a series of emails from "Harry Rowling" alledgedly of starofservice{.}co{.}uk asking me to click a link to confirm a job request for music lessons. In fact the link is spoofed to a very long actual link that whilst it points to links{.}starofservice{.}com does not fill me with any confidence that this is in any way genuine!

Three links in the third email, alledgedly the same, all have different spoofed long links!

As always, NEVER click...


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Warning! Fake Amazon Gift

Fake Amazon Gift Card emailsJust received an obviously fake email alledgedly from Amazon UK informing me that I have received a £50 Gift Card for Amazon as it is "Today is Amazon anniversary and we are celebrating our holiday by giving our loved friends" which can be "Redeeme" by clicking the link in the email. And of course, the link is NOT amazon, but rather points to my-amazon...

The grammar used in this email is an obvious give away that it is fake and will no doubt infect your computer if the link is...


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Warning! Fake Dropbox emails

Warning! Fake DropBox emailsBe aware that there are fake DropBox emails circulating. With a subject title of Delivery failed and the message starts off with

Dear dropbox user,
You have received a new document from (in this case, a non-existing email account from one of my own domains) and contains a link to View the Document.
This link is NOT to dropbox as one would expect and the email itself is in fact sent from  dropbos{dot}com.