"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."
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."
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.
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.