“Order confirmation” email purporting to be from Amazon claims that you have bought a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker for £150.
Circulating post claims that you will have to start paying to use Facebook unless you send the same post to your friends in order to confirm that you are an active user.
“Official Notification” email claims that the Department of Finance of Australia in collaboration with the Australia Revenue Agency has discovered that your 2016 tax declaration appeared to be imprecise and you currently have an outstanding tax debt as a result. The email instructs you to click a link to download a “Tax Declaration” and then take the document to the nearest CRA/DFC office within 21 days.
Circulating Facebook posts claim that you can click to get a free £500 shopping voucher from European discount supermarket chain Lidl. Supposedly, Lidl is giving away the coupons as a means of celebrating Christmas.
Email claims that you have been issued with a traffic infringement and have received a large fine. The email urges you to click a link to download a “Notice Declaration” about the alleged infringement.
Yet more Facebook posts featuring images of sick, injured, or disabled children beg you to click like and add “amen” as a comment. Please do not interact with these posts. They are scams.
Facebook Page claims that you can win an Audi R8 car just by liking the page, commenting with your desired colour, and sharing a promotional post.
Scammers just love Facebook! It allows them to quickly and cheaply reach huge numbers of potential victims. And, Facebook is completely free, very easy to use, and accessible to people at all levels of Internet savviness. So, alas, there is a never ending supply of naive and inexperienced users that Facebook scammers can target at will.
Facebook post claims that Walmart is giving away a $100 coupon to EVERYONE this Christmas and urges you to click to get your free coupon now.
“Incoming Fax Report” email that purports to be from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) claims that you should open an attached Microsoft Word file to read a secure document.