Latest Scams

Amazon phishing emails targeting Black Friday customers

Scammers are playing on Amazon’s Black Friday sales by sending out emails purportedly from the company, saying there is a problem processing orders and that they won’t be shipped.

It adds that you won’t be able to access your Amazon account or place any orders until you confirm certain information. Naturally, there’s a link at the bottom of the email telling you to ‘confirm’ your account. Don't click it! It’ll take you to a fake website which looks very similar to the real Amazon site. When you enter your personal details, they’ll go straight to the scammers harvesting them.

Crime Prevention Advice phishing Email 'from' a Metropolitan Police email address

Please be aware that that an email is currently in circulation pertaining to come from a Met Police email account.

The email sender is shown as  This is not a valid Metropolitan Police email address.

The subject is shown as Crime Prevention Advice.

Their is a .zip file attached to the email - DO NOT OPEN IT.

The text of the message is as follows:


See attached document to read more about crime prevention advice.

Delayed messages phishing/malware emails: Skype, Google +, Facebook

We have recently received three very similar phishing/malware attack emails, one pretending to be from Google +, one from Skype and one from Facebook.

They all have the similar subject line of 'You have delayed messages'.

The emails are unsophisticated (the from addresses and links in them are obviously not from who they say they are) but do use real logos.

Distraction theft scam: one scammer drops coins, accomplice steal bags

The Metropolitan Police have warned about a new distraction theft scam technique that has been seen across the borough of Lambeth, south London.

It involves victims being targeted while they are having a cup of coffee or other drink in a cafe or similar establishment.

One person will drop a number of coins, seemingly by accident, near a potential victim. When the victim gets up to help pick up the coins, an accomplice then steals their unattended items, such as bags/phones etc.

Scam email: Transglobal Express - Shipping Documentation (TG-1569311)

Watch out for this fake email with attached malware-in-a-document, purportedly from Transglobal Express.

At this time of year, scam emails about supposed deliveries are particularly effective, as people and businesses are expecting parcels and other delivered items to arrive. Be on your guard and don't assume a delivery notification is genuine - especially if it requests that you download an attachment.

Phishing Alert: Lloyds bank 'login details suspended' email

Watch out for this phishing email pretending to be from Lloyds Bank Internet Banking Unit.

It tells you that your login details have been suspended and asks you to click a link to reset them.

It is a very unsophisticated phishing attempt, with no branding, an obviously fake web address (using a shortened web address) and an obviously fake from email address.

It does however take the 'to' name from your email account settings, so instead of just being addressed generically ('Dear customer' etc), it uses your name too.