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8 Phishing Scams of the Week: PS5, Browsing History, AT&T, Sports Jersey, Home Depot
1. PS5 Delivery Scam
The scammers falsely claim that your PS5 is going to be shipped and ask you to click on the attached link to view the status of the delivery:
- Thank you CID#95076 Your P S .5 is ready to ship upon confirmation – <URL>
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2. Browsing History Scam
- our browsing history showed visits to unsecured websites. You now have (3) virus on your device. Clean your phone <URL>
Stay alert and don’t click on it!
3. AT&T Survey Scam
- ATT Free Msg: December bill is paid. Thanks, Here’s a little gift for you: <URL> Happy New Year
The attached link will take you to a fake AT&T online survey page that promises you a free “Smart Health Watch”:
4. M247 Europe New Year Scam
- Ronnie, the New Year is the perfect time to freshen up your home. And what better way than with a brand new DYSON Vacuum Cleaner? You’re one step closer when you complete this super quick survey and submit it back to us <URL>
Do not give them your Credit Card details!
5. Sports Jersey New Year Sale Scam
- [j\e\rs\ey weekend promotion] enjoy 70% off today. extra $3 off for over $60. view all <URL> text stop to opt out
These messages always contain links to fake online shops:
6. Kay Jewelers New Year Sale Scam
- [weekend deals] all 90% off-k’a’y jewelry’s! extra $10/$15 off for $89/$150! click here <URL> text stop to opt out
7. Home Depot Scam
Posing as Home Depot, scammers tell you that you’ve been selected to receive an exclusive offer via the embedded button in the email.
You already know what will happen! Don’t click on anything from unknown sources!
8. Maersk Line Shipping Scam
The Scammers will instruct you to click on the links in the email to check on the status of your package. These links are phishing links that will lead you to a fake website. Do not click the links!
It is very important to learn how to protect yourself and your family. Read the full article here for the complete guide on how to handle these scams.
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- Protect your sensitive data with Trend Micro Security
- Protect yourself when using the Internet
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