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.

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.

Just Eat warning over scam survey emails

Just Eat, the online take-away ordering service, have issued a warning over scam survey emails that are tricking some customers into giving away personal data to fraudsters.

The emails, like the one pictured, claim that some Just Eat customers have been selected to receive a £10 reward for completing an online survey. They ask the recipient to confirm their details and click a button to start the survey.

American Express Customer Service phishing email alert

Beware of this phishing email 'from' American Express - do not click the links, ithey will take you to a fake version of the American Express website, which scammers will use to trick you into giving away your personal information.

The email reads as follows: 

We are writing to you because we need to speak with you regarding a security concern on your account. Our records indicate that you recently used your American Express card on November 05, 2015.