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Hoaxes, Spams & Scams

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
This section of Cyber Top Cops is no longer maintained and has been replaced by the SHPAMEE Project.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.

Forward spam, hoaxes, scams and suspicious e-mails to spam@cybertopcops.com

The following articles provide some insight into the problems and dangers of e-mail scams, hoaxes and spam and how to avoid them:

The examples listed below should give you a good idea of what the most common hoaxes, spams and scams look like.

Hoaxes and Spams

E-mail Scams


Phishing Scams

MillerSmiles.co.uk - The webs dedicated anti-phishing service :: Scam Alert Service

YOUR AOL EMAIL WILL BE DELETED - AOL
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:00:02
WELCOME TO AOL CUSTOMER SUPPORT DEAR AOL MEMBER Contact Us Have a question regarding your AOL account? Contact us now! * E-MAIL your questions * CALL us at 1-888-265-8005 Dear Valued Member, Have you noticed? AOL's got a great way to manage your FREE Update benefits all in one place! As an AOL member, You need to Update your AOL Webmail profile. mybenefits.aol.com Update Your Prof...

Notice: Your Profile is Updated ! - Bank of America
Thu, 14 Jun 2018 02:00:05
06/04/2018 Hello We've updated the changes you made to your profile. You've made the following changes to the contact information for your account . * * YOUR CONTACT PHONE NUMBER HAS CHANGED TO XXX-XXX-8355 Your security is important to us. If you did not authorize this change, please Sign in to your Online Banking account . Sign In This Alert relates to your Online Banking profile, rather than a particular account. The account li...

Your AOL email will be closed - Email
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 02:00:02
WELCOME TO AOL CUSTOMER SUPPORT DEAR AOL MEMBER Contact Us Have a question regarding your AOL account? Contact us now! * E-MAIL your questions * CALL us at 1-888-265-8005 Dear Valued Member, Have you noticed? AOL's got a great way to manage your FREE Update benefits all in one place! As an AOL member, You need to Update your AOL Webmail profile. mybenefits.aol.com Update Your Profile A...

A message from HM Revenue charset=utf-8"> - HM Revenue and Customs - GOV UK
Wed, 30 May 2018 10:00:02
Dear Applicant, The contents of this email and any attachments are confidential and as applicable, copyright in these is reserved to HM Revenue and Customs. Unless expressly authorised by us, any further dissemination or distribution of this email or its attachments is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, please reply to inform us that you have received this email in error and then delete it without retaining any copy. I ...

Donald Trump Is The Powerful Man Barack Obama Never Could Be - Jim
Tue, 29 May 2018 07:00:02
http://thefederalist.com/2018/05/23/foreign-policy-donald-trump-powerful-man-barack-obama-never/Sent from my iPad...


Phishing News

MillerSmiles.co.uk Phishing News Service

Weekly analysis - 9th June 2018 to 16th June 2018
Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMT
MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 9th June 2018 to 16th June 2018

Weekly analysis - 2nd June 2018 to 9th June 2018
Sat, 09 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMT
MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 2nd June 2018 to 9th June 2018

Weekly analysis - 26th May 2018 to 2nd June 2018
Sat, 02 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMT
MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 26th May 2018 to 2nd June 2018

Weekly analysis - 19th May 2018 to 26th May 2018
Sat, 26 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT
MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 19th May 2018 to 26th May 2018

Weekly analysis - 12th May 2018 to 19th May 2018
Sat, 19 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT
MillerSmiles provides its weekly phishing analysis for the week of 12th May 2018 to 19th May 2018