- I’ve had an email this morning from OxyBreath with an email address of firstname.lastname@example.org. This address does not feel right to me and Action Fraud seem to think this could be a phishing attempt. The email as been forwarded to them.
OxyBreath may be a genuine face mask but I guess the real message is that anything from an unsolicited source claiming to help ward off Coronavirus in any way must be treated with suspicion.
- A member reported having received an email during last Friday night, supposedly from PayPal, warning him that access to his account had been limited & that he should click on a link to ‘provide requested information’.The senders address showed a domain name of @wanjai.com which obviously is not Paypal & the word access is mis-spelt (acces).
He checked his account by logging in securely as normal and everything was, of course, in order.
- Another member has reported having received an email with the message:
“We are sorry to let you know that the TV Licence could not be automatically renewed. Something's gone wrong with your payments”
This was followed by (surprise surprise) –
“As we couldn't take the latest payment from your bank account, this amount will also need to be paid when you set up your new Direct Debit.”
This was followed by a link to take you to website to set up a new Direct Debit – which would inevitably give them open access to your bank account!