Computer Security

Examples Of Fake Emails

The following are all fake emails that end up in peoples inbox.

Clicking on the links can lead to :

Infection by malware , virus

Installation of Trojans designed to steal your banking details , personal details

The above is one that claims my Bigpond account could be suspended , but it is a fake email that ended up in my Gmail spam folder.

Notice the red bar warning me.

Google produce a warning saying.

Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information.

The next is from Paypal asking me to update my details.

Again it came with a warning from Google and it was sent to an email address I did not have with Paypal

Next this one which supposedly comes from Adobe and Apple 

The first warning is the price

Now this is the email addresses that caused it to arrive in my inbox.

The address for Apple is incorrect , the address to me is wrong 

Clicking on any of the links here could result in infection .

Richard Pascoe is a technology consultant & technology commentator for the media on FIVEaa , ABC Adelaide , PowerFM , 5MU , 7AD and 7BU and has been seen on the Channel 7 news , Channel 9 News , Channel 10 news and Today Tonight . Richard gives his opinions on Microsoft , Google , Apple and deals with personal computers , smartphones and tablets.

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