The following are samples of recent fraudulent emails. If you receive this message (or any message similar to it), delete it without replying, opening any attachments, or clicking on any links within the email. These represent Amazon Phishing Emails, AT&T emails and a Blackmail Email.
The link in the phishing email directs readers to a malicious Web page that looks similar to common websites. The page attempts to collect your username, password, and domain and in some cases credit card information.
The Tech Department strongly recommends that you do not reply to unsolicited emails or emails from unverifiable sources. We will never ask you for your password.
Avoid clicking on links contained in such emails, as these may lead to sites that contain harmful software. If a link looks suspicious, you can hover over the link with your mouse to preview the URL without clicking on it.
Amazon Phishing Email
AT&T Phishing Email
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 5:54 PM
To: Some One
Subject: Your account is being used by another person!
I hacked your device, because I sent you this message from your account.
If you have already changed your password, my malware will be intercepts it every time.
You may not know me, and you are most likely wondering why you are receiving this email, right?
In fact, I posted a malicious program on adults (pornography) of some websites, and you know that you visited these websites to enjoy
(you know what I mean).
While you were watching video clips,
my trojan started working as a RDP (remote desktop) with a keylogger that gave me access to your screen as well as a webcam.
Immediately after this, my program gathered all your contacts from messenger, social networks, and also by e-mail.
What I've done?
I made a double screen video.
The first part shows the video you watched (you have good taste, yes ... but strange for me and other normal people),
and the second part shows the recording of your webcam.
What should you do?
Well, I think $635 (USD dollars) is a fair price for our little secret.
You will make a bitcoin payment (if you don't know, look for "how to buy bitcoins" on Google).
BTC Address: 1GjZSJnpU4AfTS8vmre6rx7eQgeMUq8VYr
(This is CASE sensitive, please copy and paste it)
You have 2 days (48 hours) to pay. (I have a special code, and at the moment I know that you have read this email).
If I don't get bitcoins, I will send your video to all your contacts, including family members, colleagues, etc.
However, if I am paid, I will immediately destroy the video, and my trojan will be destruct someself.
If you want to get proof, answer "Yes!" and resend this letter to youself.
And I will definitely send your video to your any 14 contacts.
This is a non-negotiable offer, so please do not waste my personal and other people's time by replying to this email.