I have to say, this one surprised me in that it's pretty well done. Smartermail sorted it into my sales folder, as it should and when I opened the message I was wondering why the heck someone here at Virtual Density would have ordered a cell phone on our Amazon account and then I looked more carefully at the message.
Have you gotten this email saying "We could not deliver your parcel"? I've seen a couple of variants pretending to be from FedEx and from UPS and I'll wager there are others out there. I've gotten it with different wording, too. They're all crap.
How many emails do you get per day? How many email addresses do you have? I've got three mailboxes that I check on a daily basis and there are at least another two that I don't check all the time and I get hundreds of email messages every single day.
If your company uses a phone system that emails voice mail messages or faxes, be wary of emails that look legitimate but actually contain malware or links to infected sites. Remember, you are your own best defense when it comes to protecting your computer, your company and yourself from malware and viruses.
I found this email in my spam filter this afternoon. (Thanks, SmarterMail!). It's another attempt to take advantage of the fact that people are busy. We're bombarded by incoming email - from customers, coworkers, vendors - and sometimes, we forget to think before we click.
I found this in my spam filter yesterday. It purports to be from the payroll company, ADP. It was easy for me to spot it as SPAM, since we don't use ADP for payroll processing. But even that weren't the case, that there's a .zip file attached to this email would have raised a red-flag.
Boy was I surprised this morning when I found this “Funeral notification” in my inbox! I wondered, who in Florida would have the foresight to tell the local funeral home to send me an email about their impending “life service celebration” to be held later this afternoon….
Today's spam is a fraudulent advisory about updating your email account. It doesn't matter who your service provider is, this email is SPAM! If you get this email in your inbox or your spam folder (where it belongs) DO NOT CLICK!
If your machine has a virus, anything hinky, or even if you just want some guidance on how to mitigate your risks give us a call and we're happy to help.
Here's another example of an spam email designed to take advantage of us busy people! We use a VoIP phone system here and when someone leaves a voicemail, or sends a fax, we get an email alert with the message attached. So, it's not unusual to get an email like this one.
This week at Virtual Density we launched our Lunch and Learn series. Today and Tuesday, the topic was 'Self Defense for Small Business' and one of the topics we talked about was scam emails. No sooner did we finish up this afternoon and I returned to my desk to find this email in my spam filter.