Email purporting to be from Australian telecommunications company Telstra claims that you are owed a refund due to a billing error and should click a link to login and claim your refund.
Messages purporting to be from Facebook claim that users have won a large sum of money in a supposed Facebook related promotion, lottery or award.
Circulating social media message warns you not to accept a friend request from Agent Sharon Anderson Terry, Arnecia Downing, Christopher Davies, or Jessica Davies because they are hackers who can take control of your computer. The message also warns you not to accept a video called the Dance of the Pope because it is a dangerous virus that can format your mobile phone.
Facebook Page claims that users can get a chance to win a new Nokia 3310 just by liking the Page, sharing the post, and adding a comment specifying what colour phone they would like.
Circulating message claims that Bill Gates of Microsoft is “sharing his fortune” with those who forward the message to others.
Email purporting to be from UK tax agency HMRC claims that the agency has recalculated your last fiscal activity and determined that you are eligible to receive a tax refund.
Email purporting to be from Australian Internet Service provider BigPond claims that due to an “Internal Authentication Error” your account will be deleted and closed within 10 hours.
Circulating message purporting to be from Mark Zuckerberg claims that Facebook is set to launch a ‘no swearing campain’ and that people subsequently caught using profanity on the network will have their accounts locked pending further investigations.
Email purporting to be from Apple Support claims that there is a problem with your Apple ID and, therefore, you must click a link to verify your account.
Emails notify recipients that they have been selected to receive a large donation from UK Euromillions lottery winner Neil Trotter.
Facebook Page called “GiveAways Daily” claims that you can win various valuable prizes including laptops and high-end four-wheel drive vehicles just by liking, sharing and commenting.