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When a survey from Bunnings is not really from Bunnings
HS posted the following comment for the iTandCoffee blog article, Beware of emails from your friends - they may be dangerous!
"Foolishly I responded to an email from Bunnings recently, re a gift voucher if did a survey. I had been using them frequently in the last couple of months due to moving house. The survey was quite unusual and went on forever so I terminated. Since then I have been receiving emails from many company's re gifts etc which I unsubscribed to but to do this I needed to include my email address, hope this effectively stops the influx. Thought it worth alerting your followers - always take care, but thought as Bunnings was so well know it shouldn't be a problem."
Below is the email received by HS.
That is one that is definitely worth mentioning to iTandCoffee clients and subscribers. We all know the general rule - nothing comes for free!
If you look at the email address that sent this email to you, you can see it was not Bunnings. For me, this would be the first sign to beware.
The website that should be associated with the email address's domain does not actually exist. I would be very suspicious that this is actually a phishing email that is trying to gather information about you.
As you filled their ‘survey’, did they ask you for a password? If they did - and if you used a password that you have used anywhere else online - you really should change those other account passwords immediately. As with the previous Blog article, if there is any chance you gave a way an email address's password, you will need to take further action to secure your account and privacy."
One from 'Apple' - it even includes some French!
Here is one that I received on Nov 3. This sort of scam always makes me do a double-take, as it certainly looks like an Apple email.
First obvious sign that the email is not from Apple is that it does not refer to me by my Apple account name - it just has 'Dear Apple Customer'.
Second obvious sign is that, if I click on the 'from' email address (shown on the right) is definitely not an Apple email address.
And third sign (if I needed another!) is that it's grammar and punctuation are very poor - this one even includes a couple of words of French!
Never click on the link shown in this type of email - it is most certainly a 'Phishing' email, trying to get you to go to a web page and give away your email address and password.
Have you been caught out by an email such as these?
Once again, if you think you may have been caught out by a scam such as those above, and if you are not sure how to endure your ongoing privacy and security, don't hesitate to contact iTandCoffee on 1300 885 420.
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