Wednesday, 10 September 2014
This is NOT from Paypal.... you can tell because it doesn't start with a personal salutation, the address it was sent to was in the form of twitter @ *domain_name* The format is untidy and the senders' email address is from South Africa. It is a phishing attemp for you to reveal your paypal detail to a scammer! Please pass this information around to your friends, it is a scam and is a serious security threat to your paypal account.
Posted at 13:47
Thursday, 4 September 2014
This looks like a genuine Apple security warning however it will take you to a phishing site if you click on the link.
Only log into your online accounts by typing their address yourself, never click on links in emails, a good 'fake' is getting harder to spot as the phishers get better at copying official pages and emails.
-----Original Message-----From: AppStore Notifications [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 04 September 2014 19:45To: *****************Subject: Unauthorised Appstore Purchase
Posted at 20:28
Sunday, 10 August 2014
This is a fake facebook profile... the pictures are NOT of 'Loveth Salazar' but of a lady called Lola Omotayo-Okoye who is the wife of P-Square's Peter Okoye - Photos STOLEN from the internet.
(I hope the original owner doesn't mind them appearing here)
This is the conversation started today....
The intention of whoever is behind the profile is to gather personal information and use it either for profit or to perpetrate another scam possibly via email.
This could be a lottery scam saying you are a winner (asking for a release fee). It could be a dating scam where the 'young lady' asks for cash for education or airline tickets to meet you!
These are the giveaway signs that it is a scam...
The picture looks very professional, is nearly always a head-shot, in this case easy to trace on google.
Very few other photos.
No cover photo
She has only 11 friends.
Why would she contact someone she's never met?
Poor English, using 'Dear' as an introduction - very common.
The email address suggests another person.
The use of '&' but no other abbreviations.
An immediate insistance to send an email address or use another means of contact (the profile will not be up for long, they don't want to lose contact with you!)
This report is not just about the profile shown here, it's intended as a general guide to spotting a fake facebook profile by highlighting unusual activity.
If this has happened to you or you would just like to warn others, please like and share this post, Thank You.
Posted at 21:13
Friday, 18 July 2014
FW: Recently, there's been activity in your account that seems unusual compared to your normal account activities
This is NOT from Paypal.... do not follow the instructions - JUST DELETE IT!
From: PayPal [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 16 July 2014 13:41
To: ************Subject: Recently, there's been activity in your account that seems unusual compared to your normal account activities
Posted at 13:25