in Appearance Scam Emails by Scam Alert Editor

We are seeing a slight uptick in both fake Word documents and fake PDFs.

Notice in this email the following:

  • From is someone I don’t know
  • subject line mentions PDF attachment
  • link is to a strange website

These things should make you run.

Though, this is not a malicious code loader, it is a phishing scam.

One thing be careful of is in the email, that “link” is not the actual link.
There is an image, you can see the faint outline.
Click anywhere there and you’ll go where you don’t want to.

Don’t panic, again, nothing loads onto your computer, but you’ll see the following.

Look out for this phishing email.

Note it looks nice and official….though, you can see the URL is NOT  dropbox.

Look out for this outlook.com phishing email.

Both the Outlook and Office 365 look nice and official also (identical actually)….though once again, you can see the URL is NOT  outlook.com nor office 365.

Look out for this aol phishing email.

AOL looks nice and official again….though once again, you can see the URL is NOT  to AOL.com.

Look out for this yahoo phishing email.

They are trying to cover all their bases, so here is the Yahoo.com fake login….though once again, you can see the URL is NOT  to Yahoo.com.

Look out for this webmail phishing email.

This is their catch-all if you don’t have the above accounts, they hope you’ll happily put your credentials is this real looking web mail login….though once again, you can see the URL is NOT  to any web mail.

About Scam Alert Editor

Just a guy trying to help folks out. SPAM is getting trickier every day. Scam calls also get more believable daily. Be careful out there.

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