Email offers the recipient a part time job cleaning an apartment for a quite generous fee. The cleaner is advised to deduct this fee from a cheque made out for a considerably larger amount and then wire the remainder to the landlord via a money transfer service.
“Action required” email purporting to be from Chase Bank claims that you must click a link to confirm that you or someone authorized to use your debit card made a recent transaction.
“Richard Charles Branson” Facebook Page claims that you can share a post and then click a “Sign Up” button for a chance to win a $4000 holiday to a private island.
Facebook post promises free Primark vouchers to users who click a link in the post and participate as instructed.
Message warns that a person named Christopher Butterfield is a hacker and that simply accepting a friend request from him will allow him to hack your computer.
Post appearing on Facebook claims that you can click to get a free coupon valued at £70 from UK supermarket chain Iceland Foods.
Email purporting to be from a staff member at “FB Security Operating Inc” claims that you are among 20 lucky Facebook users randomly selected as winners in Facebook’s “Click and Like Promo”. Supposedly, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched the promo as a means of saying thank-you to Facebook’s users.
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account has not been updated as part of the company’s regular account maintenance and you must click an “activate” link to confirm your email address.
Long circulated message claims that detailed calculations performed by scientists at NASA identified a missing day in time, thus proving as fact the Biblical stories that God at one time made the sun stand still and on another occasion made the sun go backwards by ten degrees.
A Facebook message from a friend appears to show that a video of you has racked up a very large number of views on YouTube.