Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that the recipient has sent a payment to a specified merchant and offers instructions for cancelling the payment if required.
Email purporting to be from “Microsoft Department” warns that you are no longer allowed to access your email account because the company has disabled your online access for security reasons.
Email purporting to be from Netflix claims that the company has had some difficulties with your current billing information and you must therefore click a link to update your account.
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account has been temporarily limited because the company needs your help to resolve an issue with the account.
Email purporting to be from Apple Support claims that your iTunes ID has been blocked due to “unusual activity” and you must click a link to verify the ID before you can use it again.
Email purporting to be from financial services group USAA claims that you have an incoming payment transfer on hold and you must click a link to verify the payment.
“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.
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.
Email purporting to be from US based bank Wells Fargo claims that the bank has implemented new security measures designed to protect customers from unauthorised login attempts. It claims that you must click a “secure update” link to update your credentials so that you can be part of these new security measures.