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.
“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.
“Order confirmation” email purporting to be from Amazon claims that you have bought a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker for £150.
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.
Message purporting to be from the eMail Security Team claims that your Mail Box will expire soon and you will therefore be blocked from sending and receiving emails if you do not click an update link within 24 hours.
Email purporting to be from Apple Management claims that some of your information needs to be re-entered so that it can pass Apple’s ‘enhanced security policies’.