Monday, October 01, 2012

Scammy Phishing emails

No one likes SCAM or phishing emails. There has been quite a few variants and I'm sure it will never end. What's the purpose of scam emails? Their main purpose is to fool you in giving your personal details over to them. Usually in disguise to tempt you for a 6-7 figure sum amount. Most Email Operators have been doing quite well in blocking you in receiving these types of emails (if you can call them that) or sending them directly to the spam folder in your mailbox. Well the newer ones that I've seen this year is where they attach an image that includes instructions needed for you to claim "your" money.

Needless to say, if you're ever in doubt just send delete the email. No organisation or institution will ever email you to ask you for your personal details, bank account details and or passwords. This applies to random phone calls as well. If you get a phone call from a scammer, just ask for their name and the organisation they are calling from and tell them you'll call them back to confirm. You can do a lookup for their contact number on Google, YellowPages, Whitepages etc. If they refuse then just hang up.

Anyway here is one that was emailed to me claiming that Google and Apple have teamed up and that I have been selected to win an Apple iPad. Don't fall for these scams! However good they may sound.

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