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.
“Order confirmation” email purporting to be from Amazon claims that you have bought a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker for £150.
Email claiming to be from PayPal warns that some of your activities have violated your agreement with PayPal and the company has limited your account as a result. The message urges you to click a “Resolution Center” button to restore your account access.
Messages purporting to be from popular email service providers claim that a DGTFX virus has been detected in the recipient’s email folders and he or she must reply with account details or risk account deactivation.
Email purporting to be from UK-based bank NatWest claims that you have one new mail concerning a payment made to your account and should click a link to conduct a verification process.
Email purporting to be an “Important Message From HM Revenue & Customs” advises that you have a pending tax refund and need to click a “Start Refund Now” link to claim your money.
Email purporting to be from PayPal claims that your account has been limited because PayPal needs more information to help confirm your identity or account information.
Email purporting to be from Australian telecommunications giant, Telstra, claims that the company has noticed unauthorised activity on your account and you must click a link to re-evaluate your personal Telstra account.