As you all know, I’ve talked a lot about scams and the many kinds of phishing scams that into my email’s inbox. I’ve talked about what to look for, what not to do in these scams, and how to not let your emotions get the best of you. Even when going through all of these things, there are still some scams that I come across that still can cause me to panic and in this case, it is a Coinbase scam. The previous phishing scam I received didn’t cause a lot of worry for me and you can read about that by clickinghere.
I will go over why this particular scam caused me to panic and how I eventually calmed myself down and allowed me to look over everything very thoroughly and realize that it was ultimately a scam. I understand that there are things that should be common sense, but let’s just say that I’ve had a security issue with my account with the real Coinbase company last year and receiving an email like this just adds to the difficulties that still continue to this day, hence why this scam nearly got me. I’ll also talk about the one red flag that ALWAYS lets me know that an email is a scam.
It’s time to go back to phishing scams because unfortunately, this is the time of the year they can get really bad. The holiday season is now officially upon us and that means scammers are going to go into overdrive to try to take away your hard-earned money.
I received an email the other day that was supposedly from a very well-known online retailer and at first glance, I briefly thought it was a legitimate email from them. Then I decided to open the email fully and read what it said as well as clicked the link inside of it and I quickly learned that it definitely was not from this online retailer.
I am back folks and we are in a brand new year! Welcome to 2021! With a brand new year, that means all bad things including scams automatically come to an end right? I certainly showcased a lot of scams last year especially ones I started receiving saying that I would be getting large sums of money from people I’ve never heard of in my life. You can read about some of those by clickinghere.
Even though it’s a new year, still have the same scams. I’m gonna be taking a closer look at some of the most recent scams I’ve received such as one claiming to be from PayPal, another one claiming to be from Amazon, and a few others that promise I’ll be getting millions of dollars……as long as I give out certain information.
Well folks, I received an email from Amazon that makes me ask the question “Is my Amazon account disabled?”. What could I have possibly done to deserve this? Did I not follow their terms and conditions? Did I not properly purchase a product from their site? Maybe there is something more sinister at play here.
If you guessed that the email I’m referring to is a phishing scam, you would be correct! It’s time to take a look at the latest phishing scam that I’ve received in my inbox. Not too long ago, I talked about aPayPal phishing scamI received in which it said that my account with them had been suspended. I exposed that email for what it really is, explain why you shouldn’t click the link inside the email, and what the number one red flag is when determining whether an email is a phishing scam or not.
Back in August, I was going through my emails when I saw the title of an email that said my Amazon account has been locked. Of course when you read something like that, panic starts to set in because if you’re like me, you use Amazon quite a bit to order things and so when you see such an email, you wonder what has happened to cause your Amazon account to be locked.
The next thing you do is open the email and see a very convincing message of why your Amazon account was locked and what you can do to fix it. If you get a message like this, your impulse is to click the link in the email and go to what looks like the Amazon site and then start to type in your log in credentials. What I will tell you is that you DON’T want to do that! It’s a scam and one I will go over in full and tell you how to avoid becoming a victim of this Amazon scam making the rounds.