New scam – BEWARE!

Thanks to Meeks for alerting us to this new scam

Meeka's Mind

I found this email in my inbox last night:

I took a screenshot and deleted personal stuff so you could see what it looks like.

Firstly, how did I know this was a scam? Simple – I don’t use Microsoft OneDrive. I have NEVER used OneDrive.

Next, if you look at the email sender it says:

’email@mail.onedrive.com’

Not even a hint of Microsoft anywhere. ‘mail.onedrive’ is a domain that has nothing to do with Microsoft. [When you register a domain, no one else can use it. But there is nothing to stop someone from registering a domain that ‘hints’ at belonging to a well known company].

And finally, do you see the big, red ‘YOU’? I put that in to highlight the poor grammar used in the body of the email. You won’t always find poor grammar, but when you do, it’s a dead giveaway. Whoever set up this scam…

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4 thoughts on “New scam – BEWARE!

  1. Thanks, Chris. The more people who know how these nasty scams work the safer we’ll all be. Who knows, maybe one day these hackers will realise that no one’s paying any attention and give up. -sigh- I can dream. 🙂

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