Hoaxes, Spams & Scams
This section of Cyber Top Cops is no longer maintained and has been replaced by the SHPAMEE Project.
The purpose of this section is not to list every possible hoax, spam or scam e-mail, but to educate users on how to identify them, by looking for certain characteristics and using a little common sense.
The following articles provide some insight into the problems and dangers of e-mail scams, hoaxes and spam and how to avoid them:
- Smelling A Hoax A Mile Away By Using A Little Common Sense: A step-by-step explanation how to identify a hoax.
- Protocol Against Spam: Taking a look at some of the methods used to prevent spam from landing in our inboxes.
- Don't Become A Victim Of Identity Theft: Prevent your identity from being stolen
- Cyber Crime Made Easier Through Impersonality: The reasons why it so easy to commit cyber crime
- The Dangers Of Chain Letters And Petition Lists: These popular e-mails are not as harmless as you my think.
- The Key To Beating Spam: Ways of treating and preventing spam contamination.
The examples listed below should give you a good idea of what the most common hoaxes, spams and scams look like.
Hoaxes and Spams
- Advance Fee Fraud
- Phishing Scams / Web Forgery
- Other Miscellaneous Scams
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Sat, 18 Nov 2017 09:00:02
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Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:00:01
This message is from a trusted sender. Update ID: #R56L6D9R406MHYL Your account has been limited. Dear customer. We've limited your access and the reason is the last login attempt ,we've limited your account for security reasons . To fix this problem you have to login and update your personal informations by following this link . Update Cpyrights Reserved 1999 - 2017 Help and Contact - Fees - Securi...
Action: Changes made in your Internet Banking Profile - BMO
Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:00:03
#Action: Changes made in your Internet Banking Profile #Date: November 14 2017. #This is to inform that your profile data was changed by you or by someone logged in using your BMO DEBIT Card Number and password on 11/14/2017 from IP 220.127.116.11. #If you didn't change your profile data please visit and complete our BMO Online security measures: https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcentercainfo-bmoca.doomdns.org%2Fbmointernet-nameuser%2...
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Mon, 13 Nov 2017 02:00:02
15 November 2017 NOV 15 "Contacting Western Union email..(email@example.com)call (+229-68 99 38 19)" When Wednesday, 15 November 2017 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time - Dublin / Edinburgh / Lisbon / London Message Attention Dear Beneficiary, Welcome to Western Union Head Office and This is to inform you thatInternational MonetaryFund IMF is compensating all the scam victims $2.700.000.00 U...
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Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:03
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