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Top Scams and Phishing Schemes of the Week | Selfridges, Wells Fargo, Apple ID, Netflix, and Mercedes-Benz

Top Scams and Phishing Schemes of the Week | Selfridges, Wells Fargo, Apple ID, 
Netflix, and Mercedes-Benz



Scammers are everywhere. They will attract you with their tricks and attack you with their schemes. Don't give them a chance!


This week, our Trend Micro Check Team found a large number of scams to watch out for!



Fake Selfridges “Partnership” Email Scam


The scammers will send an email inviting you for a "long-term partnership". They will ask for your personal info and other details. Make it a habit to always check the sender's email address to look for misspellings, additional or missing letters, and extra words in the domain name.


Fake Selfridges email addresses:


Spot the Scam_Partnership_1_20220617



Wells Fargo Phishing Texts


Scammers will falsely claim that there are security issues with your account and that you immediately need to act on it! 

  • WeIIs_farg0_AIIerts: Did you just try to sign-in_ from a new location, Seattle, Washington. If not you, See {URL} for more information.
  • (Msg from WeIIs Fargo) Due to unusual activity, we have temporarily blocked your debit card. To gain access, go to. {URL}

Spot the Scam_Wells Fargo_20220617



Apple ID Phishing Texts


Posing as Apple, scammers will send you fake Apple ID security alerts via text messages to lure you to click on a phishing link.

  • apple-id: has noticed a billing error, all features will be disabled until we receive a response. please visit {URL}.
  • apple id: for your protection, your login has been automatically paused. please verify your identity today or your account will be disabled. {URL}

    Spot the Scam_Apple ID_20220617



Netflix Reward Email Scam


This is not the first time our Trend Micro Check Team warned us about Netflix phishing emails, and this week they have a new scheme going around. They now have an exclusive reward just for you! (more of a fake reward to get your personal details). They will do everything to make sure you'll click on the embedded button and make you answer the fake online survey:


Spot the Scam_Netflix_Email_20220617




Mercedes-Benz Lottery Scam


Here's another famous bait “You have 24 hours to claim this Prize!”. 


Spot the Scam_Benz Lottery_20220617



Make time to check the article here and learn the new schemes to watch out for!


How to Protect Yourself

  • Double-check the sender’s mobile number/email address.
  • Free gifts and prizes are always a major red flag.
  • Go to the official website/application instead of using links from unknown sources.
  • Never click on links or attachments from unknown sources. Use Trend Micro Check to surf the web safely (it’s free!).
  • Add an extra layer of protection to your device with Trend Micro Maximum Security. Its Web Threat Protection, Ransomware Protection, Anti-phishing, and Anti-spam Protection can help you combat scams and cyberattacks. Click the button below to give it a try:





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