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Voice Message E-mail Scam

How the scam works:

Similar to the WhatsApp Voicemail Scam, this one comes to you via e-mail. You are informed that you that someone left a voicemail for you, as in the picture attached. The message might have the name of the sender as 'LINE' and the e-mail address used However, the scammers can definitely change these at the next batch of mass e-mails. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see the Voice Message Email scam exposed:

Voice Message Email Scam Video

Say open the e-mail. Once they got your attention, you are invited to 'Listen' to your message. Clicking the button takes you to a malicious website that will download and install a file called "Browser 6.5" on your computer or phone.  If users then click the "Agree" button in the "browser", text messages will be sent to premium rate phone numbers. The scammers will also try to convince users to download another malicious app.

This scam does not work on Macs (at least not for now), as "Browser 6.5 is not compatible with your computer". However, if you are using a jailbroken iPhone, you will also download the malicious file, as jailbroken phones cannot be protected.


How to avoid:

Just ignore the e-mail and delete it. Whoever wants to find you calls you on your phone and does not need to leave messages through unknown services.


How to report:

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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