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PayPal: [RE] Confirmation

The latest scam email posing to be from PayPal teems with spelling mistakes, a clear sign of a phishing message designed to get hold of your user credentials or other personal data. Don’t respond to this message and don’t give them the information they are asking. PayPal will never send you such a sloppy message or ask you for any confidential information. Delete this email straightaway.

  • #malicious software
  • #PayPal
  • #phishing
Example
Scam parcel delivery email from ‘UPS’

You have a parcel coming. At least, that’s what a recent scam email posing to be from UPS wants you to believe. It gives recipients a scheduled delivery date as well as other shipment details. One of those details, the shipment number, has a hyperlink. Don’t click on it. This is a phishing email designed to get hold of your personal information. If you click on the link, you may be directed to a counterfeit website where you will be asked to disclose confidential data. You may also have your machine infected with malicious software. Delete this message straightaway.

  • #parcel scams
  • #phishing emails
  • #UPS
Example
‘ING introduces: renewed banking’

Yes, this is what the banner text of a new scam email supposedly from ING bank actually says. It’s a classic phishing email, bearing all the hallmarks of a scam designed to get hold of your user credentials or other confidential information.

This email has no personalised greeting (it starts with ‘Dear relation’), teems with typos and strange phrases and of course has the inevitable link (‘Klik hier’), which directs unsuspecting ING customers to a counterfeit website.

Delete this scam email. ING has nothing to do with it.

Your Apple ID information needs updating

‘Watch out: your Apple ID information hasn’t been updated yet’ reads the subject line of a short new scam email purporting to come from Apple. It starts off with a formal salutation: ‘Dear Sir/Madam’, instead of a personalised greeting – a typical red flag in a phishing scam. Other clear signs are the convoluted and even threatening language and the inevitable link calling for urgent action: ‘Update now’.

Please flag this message as spam. It’s a phishing scam designed to get hold of your personal information.