Best One Yet (Email Scam)
Well, I say the best one yet but it obviously wasn't that good, or I would now be one identity less than I was before.
Has it really only been just over two weeks since I posted 'Back Just In Time For A Scam And An Apology' ?
This is probably (and I say probably because who knows how far these scam artists will go to get their hands on your personal details) only applicable to the UK.
Having submitted a number of forms recently to the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency- A government body that deals with driver license and vehicle registration amongst other things. DMV would be the equivalent) I was not unduly concerned when I received an email bearing their name.
I was more intrigued when I saw the body of text and what it was that they were asking of me.
My mates from the DVLA needed me to update my profile, cool, why not.
I am merely responding 'in kind' to the familiar reference 'Hey' at the start of their correspondence. Not what one would expect from this particular organisation.
I also point your eyes in the direction of the sender's email address which is interesting enough, you'd think DVLA would have their own domain linked emails wouldn't you ?
Add to that, as far as I am aware, there are no 'profiles' within DVLA, though I might be mistaken, it does happen (quite frequently).
Now, I do not recommend clicking through on any dubious links, however, for the purpose of good investigative journalism and a desire to sniff out bogus email scam and purveyors of identity theft, I did dig deeper.
To be fair, this isn't a bad one, they must have used some of that web page 'cloning' software that's out there, as this is pretty good.
The footer was also loaded with various departments and official sounding titles. That said, none of them went anywhere, you were taken to the same page each and every time.
There you have it, bringing you the latest (that I have received and is worth passing on) email phishing scam (and as a way of breaking the ice, I didn't want my first post back after my longest break ever to be 'AWKS'. I'm not shouting, apparently that's how it's written)
Before departing, I shall say the same thing as I did at the end of the last email scam post, if you're ever in doubt, just delete it and go to the site in question through a new tab and never through links in an email.
I have got loads to tell you but it will have to wait a wee while. Hope you're having a trailblazing Thursday.