Email Scams

The most common form of electronic communication is also one of the most common avenues for scammers as email scams have been running for decades. 

Some have become part of pop culture, including the infamous Nigerian prince scam – a form of inheritance scam, promising free money for vital information, one of the oldest phishing scams – and others.

 

Email Scams: List Below

Email scams have gotten even more sophisticated, including Amazon scam email messages that really appear to be from Amazon. 

Apple ID email scams are common as well, with the millions of users of iPhones and other Apple products across the globe. 

New email scams are arising every day, so keep your eyes open and watch this space to learn about them as they develop. See below:

OurTime.com Subscription Email

OurTime Subscription Purchase Scam: How It Works OurTime.com is an online dating website that caters to people over 50. The platform seems to be doing a decent job connecting its members – despite some complaints – and has over 7 million users per month. While OurTime’s services are appreciated more or less, scammers also … OurTime.com Subscription Email Read More »

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Undelivered Email

Undelivered Email Scam: How It Works Beware of a new-old email scam that is going around this week: the Undelivered Email. How does it work? Your inbox shows you a list of undeliverable emails that you’ve apparently received. Here is how the scam works, so you can avoid it. Recipients are prompted to decide … Undelivered Email Read More »

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BMW Lottery Winning Notification

BMW Lottery Winning Scam: How It Works Thousands of people around the world have been receiving these days an email apparently coming from the BMW headquarters. It informs the potential victims about a BMW lottery winning and congratulates the recipients about the award: a brand new car and cash on the side. The sender uses … BMW Lottery Winning Notification Read More »

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GoDaddy Account Verification Email

GoDaddy Account Verification Scam: How It Works If you are the owner of a website hosted by GoDaddy, watch out for the latest scam, the GoDaddy Account Verification Email. The scam has been making a lot of victims out there precisely because it resembles the messages that the official GoDaddy Support Team sends out … GoDaddy Account Verification Email Read More »

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Walmart Email Gift Card

Walmart Email Gift Card: How It Works (with video below) Wouldn’t it be nice if Walmart would send us a random $500 gift card occasionally? Oh, wait, did you just get one? It looks legitimate too, right? Sorry to burst your bubble but you might be victim of the latest scam, involving the giant retailer’s … Walmart Email Gift Card Read More »

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Got Netflix and a Gmail Address? Here’s a Scam Email Coming From the REAL Netflix

Netflix Credit Card Fraud: How It Works You get an email from Netflix. The real Netflix.  It says your account is on hold – an authentic notice, too! You are asked to update your credit card number on Netflix’s financial page. The real one, as well. Where is the scam? If you have a Gmail … Got Netflix and a Gmail Address? Here’s a Scam Email Coming From the REAL Netflix Read More »

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Yahoo Email Hacked: Press Release

Yahoo Email Hacked Scam: How It Works Beware of a new scam going around this week referencing the billions of Yahoo email accounts that have been hacked in the past. The scam comes as a fake press release sent via email and claims the fact that CNN and FOX News have confirmed the issues. … Yahoo Email Hacked: Press Release Read More »

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Netflix Membership: Log In, Sign Up, or Cancel Your Account

Netflix Membership Scam: How It Works It has been discovered that a program is being added to various suspicious websites, coaxing individuals like you to log in, sign up for, or even canceling the Netflix membership. Once you do it, you are led to believe that you are in Netflixland, while the program delivers ransomware … Netflix Membership: Log In, Sign Up, or Cancel Your Account Read More »

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Donation In Your Name Email

Donation in Your Name Scam: How It Works (with video below) There is no week for us without receiving messages from readers, letting us know about a donation-related scam that’s been going around and having the same traits as an old age scheme. Since it keeps happening we publish it with all its variations, just … Donation In Your Name Email Read More »

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CIBC Anti-Laundering Email

How the scam works: Beware of an email coming from criminals impersonating the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC). It asks recipients to keep their account according to the national anti-laundering regulations. The message lures the victims into believing that they need to confirm their identity in order to avoid suspicious anti-laundering activity showing on … CIBC Anti-Laundering Email Read More »

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Email Account Hack With Mobile Phone

How Scammers Hack Into Your Email Account (with video below) This email hack is one of the most clever scams in order to get access to your inbox. Cybercriminals can now easily access your email account just by knowing your email address and your mobile phone number – no password required! Many email providers –such … Email Account Hack With Mobile Phone Read More »

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Parcel Intercept

How the scam works: (with video below) You receive a message – usually by e-mail, but sometimes via regular mail or social media as well – from somebody who claims to be from USPS (United States Postal Office), Canada Post, Royal Mail Group (in the United Kingdom) or Australia Post. The sender, who claims to … Parcel Intercept Read More »

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Woolworth Survey Email

Woolworth Email Survey Scam: How It Works (with videos below) It’s always nice when a store that you visit often offers gifts for your loyalty. Well, as the latest in a series of freebie scams proves, the allure of getting something for nothing is often the quickest road to getting ripped-off. Recently, the Woolworth … Woolworth Survey Email Read More »

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Target Email Scam

Target Email and Gift Card: How The Scam Works The Target scam has two variations: the Security Breach email and the Gift Card scheme. Let’s take a look at both. Target is one of the leading retailers in the world, and they take the security of their shoppers very seriously. Therefore, it was a … Target Email Scam Read More »

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Facebook Powerball Text

Facebook Powerball Scam: How It Works Entering lotteries with the hopes of a big payday is a typical activity for many people. But what happens if you receive a text message or email stating that you have been randomly selected to receive $50,000 just for using the internet? Well, you’ve just been the latest “lucky” … Facebook Powerball Text Read More »

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New Stripe Payment Scam Copies PayPal Notification Email

Stripe Payment Scam: How It Works The financial transactions done online have become quite a routine for everyone in the last few years. Now you can buy, sell and send money through several mobile applications or other effective software. Stripe is one of them. It is a great online payment processing tool for internet businesses … New Stripe Payment Scam Copies PayPal Notification Email Read More »

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