Scams

Scam: Email Server De-activation Notice

An email with the following subject has been doing the rounds recently: “Server De-activation Notice” The message itself starts as follows: “Dear {{-Email-}}, Our record indicates that you recently made a request to shutdown your e-mail and this request will be processed shortly. If this request was made accidentally and you have no knowledge of…

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Scam – NZ Post – The agent was not able to bring your package

I received and email purporting to be from NZ Post this morning telling me that they could not deliver a package. It all looks very genuine but didn’t feel quite right. However when you dig a bit deeper it all starts looking nasty: The from address is *****.cierpiala@slawa.com.pl The link of the “Save Label” button…

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International Online Database of Registered Trade Marks -Scam

We recently received an unsolicited letter from IDRTM (International Database of Registered Trademarks) asking for the princely sum of $1,638 to include one of our Trade Marks in their online database. They do indeed have a website on which you can search for trade marks etc but you have to ask yourself why would you…

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Nasty Malware in Email with Subject: "Stop Spamming Me"

This morning I received an email with the subject: “Stop Spamming Me” so, being a good citizen of the interwebs as I am, I thought to look deeper into it and maybe even respond to apologise and explain that I never intentionally spam anyone. The content of the email was as follows: “stop sending me…

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Portal New Zealand Scam

We received a letter yesterday from Corporate Portal New Zealand which caused us some concern. It begins with the heading: Removal of your Company Details and proceeds to invite you to fill in a form to complete your company details and send it to them for inclusion in : www.portal-nz.org This appears to be a…

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