Hoaxes, Spams & Scams
This section of Cyber Top Cops is no longer maintained and has been replaced by the SHPAMEE Project.
The purpose of this section is not to list every possible hoax, spam or scam e-mail, but to educate users on how to identify them, by looking for certain characteristics and using a little common sense.
The following articles provide some insight into the problems and dangers of e-mail scams, hoaxes and spam and how to avoid them:
- Smelling A Hoax A Mile Away By Using A Little Common Sense: A step-by-step explanation how to identify a hoax.
- Protocol Against Spam: Taking a look at some of the methods used to prevent spam from landing in our inboxes.
- Don't Become A Victim Of Identity Theft: Prevent your identity from being stolen
- Cyber Crime Made Easier Through Impersonality: The reasons why it so easy to commit cyber crime
- The Dangers Of Chain Letters And Petition Lists: These popular e-mails are not as harmless as you my think.
- The Key To Beating Spam: Ways of treating and preventing spam contamination.
The examples listed below should give you a good idea of what the most common hoaxes, spams and scams look like.
Hoaxes and Spams
- Advance Fee Fraud
- Phishing Scams / Web Forgery
- Other Miscellaneous Scams
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Important message. - Yorkshire Bank
Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:00:02
TO CONFIRM YOUR ENROLLMENT, YOU MUST LOG ON BEFORE 22 JUL 2017 For your security, your online access is due to expire if you have not signed on by the date above. If you signed up for Bill Pay, your Bill Pay service, including any pending payments or payee information, will also becanceled at that time. FOLLOW THESE SIMPLE STEPS TO SIGN ON TO YORKSHIRE BANK ONLINE: 1. CLICK HERE TO LOG ON enter your username and password, and click Log On. 2....
LATE PAYMENT - Natwest Bank
Tue, 18 Jul 2017 02:00:02
You have 1 new notification regarding a payment Payment did not reflect due to errors Click here to follow instructions for verification process NATWEST...
Customer support - CapitalOne
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 08:00:02
Dear Customer, To protect your online transactions, please upgrade to the latest version of our online banking. Please note that wehave conducted a system upgrade. Upon completion of the system upgrade we will no longer support old record of your details. Click below to proceed withthe procedure. Get StartedABOUT THIS MESSAGE:This service email gives you updates and information about your relationship with CapitalOne 360We sent this emai...
RBS Important Message - Bank of Scotland
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 10:00:02
Dear Customer, This e-mail has been sent to you by The Royal Bank of Scotland Bank to inform you that we constantly working toincrease security for online banking users and to ensure the integrity of our online payment system and billing records,we periodically review account(s) for security purposes and to validate your billing address, phone. Access to your account(s) has been restricted, due to possible errors dectected with your Customer Number and BillingAddre...
MillerSmiles.co.uk Phishing News ServiceWeekly analysis - 15th July 2017 to 22nd July 2017
Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:00:00 GMT
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