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This section of Cyber Top Cops is no longer maintained and has been replaced by the SHPAMEE Project.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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Fri, 16 Apr 2021 12:00:01
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Thu, 15 Apr 2021 09:00:01
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New Message from Navy Federal Credit Union - Navy Federal
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 09:00:01
Deactivation Confirmation : Your Bank of America EDD Debit Is Blocked - Bank of America EDD Debit Card
Sun, 28 Mar 2021 02:00:02
BANK OF AMERICA EDD DEBIT CARD Dear Customer, YOUR CARD HAS BEEN DEACTIVATED DUE TO THE FOLLOWING ISSUES: * YOUR EMAIL IS UNVERIFIED * INVALID BILLING ADDRESS * INCORRECT PIN NUMBER You will not be able to Transfer, Pay with your card until you have securely CLICK HERE TO REACTIVATE YOUR CARD Before48hrs of receiving this message. Delete and ignore this message if you wish to cancel your card permanently. To contact us, please ...
Update delivery address. We`ve missed you - Royal - Ltd Group Redelivery P
Tue, 09 Mar 2021 12:00:02
We are waiting your reschedule action. Shipment no: 213107897118973 If this item is unclaimed by the return date, then it will be returned to sender. We tried to deliver your parcel today but you werent in or there was no safe place to leave it. We require additional details to attempt re-delivery of this parcel, as the address provided appears to be incomplete. Please provide the complete information for this address to attempt redelivery.
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