People must still be falling for these kind of phishing attacks where you get a notice about getting something for nothing as I saw this in my spam folder today saying I won the “Espanyol Lotter”. I sincerely hope that if ever you see these messages that offer something for nothing that your Phishing and Spam senses start going off. Think before you click a link or respond to an email!
FROM:THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT.
ESPANYOL LOTTERY AWARD.
INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD DEPT.
CALLE PIVON Y SANCHEZ NO 8 2B.
28014, MADRID, SPAIN.
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Email services are regularly receiving phishing attacks. Our servers block many but a few get by on occasion.
A Phishing attack is usually an official sounding email about a bank, ebay, paypal, facebook, etc that is looking to get you to follow a link to fill in information about yourself or account information so that your account isn’t closed, a fee isn’t charged to your credit card, or something else that gives us a worried emotional response. Best thing to do with these emails is to delete them. Occasionally they come with a message to open a zip file. Our email server strips zip files as they are a traditional way to send a virus to unsuspecting users.
For more info for you or your staff have a look at the wikipedia article on phishing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing