Posts Tagged 'fake email alert'

Netflix Scam Email Warning

Netflix Scam Email Warning

A scam email is doing the rounds this week pretending to be from Netflix and asking you to log in to your Netflix account to verify payment details.

The scam email, or ‘Phishing’ email as these scams are known, contains a link to a fake website, where, if you enter your details, your log in details and other info will be stolen by the scammers.

Below is a screen shot of the scam email.

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British Telecom Fake Email Virus Alert

British Telecom Fake Email Virus Alert

Below is a copy of an email that we have received several times today claiming to be from BT but which in fact contains a zip file with a virus attachment.

The fake email is signed by Libby Barr, Managing Director, Consumer Sales and Service and has the title “BT Third Attempt failed.”

If you receive an email like this it is best to just delete it and do not open the attachment with the email.

British Telecoms website gives additional advice on ...

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Latest PayPal Email Scam Alert

Latest PayPal Email Scam Alert

Below is a screen shot of a very realistic looking fake PayPal email that we received today.

These so called ‘Phishing emails’ work by causing the receiver to be alarmed by the content making them click straight away on the links in the email which instead of going to the genuine PayPal site take the person to a fake PayPal site, once you are at the fake site and you enter your log in details the criminals ...

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Royal Mail Malware / Virus Alert

Royal Mail Malware / Virus Alert

An email claiming to be from Royal Mail is currently being received by a lot of people, the email has a zip file attached to it which contains a virus / malware.

A copy of the email is below, it has a zip file attached to it with a .exe file inside, if you open the zip file and run the .exe file it will infect your computer. The email is titled “Lost / Missing package” and the attachment is ...

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Microsoft Security Essentials Virus Email

Microsoft Security Essentials Virus Email

Please be aware of an email that is doing the rounds claiming to be an update from Microsoft Security Essentials.

A copy of the email is below, it has a zip file attached to it with a .exe file inside, if you open the zip file and run the .exe file it will infect your computer. The email is titled “Microsoft Security Essentials: Important System Update – requires immediate action” and the attachment is called “HOTFIX-Patch9DCACEBC9FD890565”, however ...

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NatWest Scam Email Alert

NatWest Scam Email Alert

The latest in the scam emails doing the rounds this week is this one received today pretending to be from Nat West Bank.

The email contains a link which when clicked on takes you to a fake Nat West site which attempts to get you to put your online banking log in details in, at this point the scammers then have your details!

There are loads of these that do the rounds every day, not just ...

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Amazon Virus Email Alert

Amazon Virus Email Alert

This is a screen shot of a bogus email pretending to be from Amazon that we received today.

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The email has a zip file attached to it and if you open the zip file and run the file within a virus is installed onto your computer.

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Companies House Fake Email Alert

Companies House Fake Email Alert

An email claiming to be from Companies House is circulating this morning which has a zip file attached to it and within the zip file is a .exe file which if clicked on installs a virus on your computer.

The fake email looks as if it has genuinely come from Companies House and even gives the correct Companies House contact details within the email.

The theme of the email is a (CC01) Company Complaint.

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LinkedIn Scam Email Alert

LinkedIn Scam Email Alert

One of our clients forwarded this scam email to us today, the latest in a series of fake or ‘phishing’ emails this time claiming to be from LinkedIn.

The scam works like so many of these type of emails where you are sent an email with a link to click on, only the link is to a fake linkedIn site where you will either have your user name and password stolen or a virus will be put ...

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