Scam Alert

This shows some examples of the email scams that I have received in 2014. Please note that ALL of these are SCAMS and if you receive anything similar then you should report it to your anti-malware provider and delete it without taking any action. Unfortunately, we’ve done this hundreds of time this year so we don’t have them all to hand but as we receive ones that haven’t been posted before, we will add it to the list.

If you want to know more about how to identify and prevent email scamming or other types of security risks then check out the articles on our scam@pathowe.co.uk and we may include any examples that are not already on this page.

Update 11 April 2014: It took less than a month from publishing my Scam email address on this page for the scammers to harvest it and start sending me scam emails (only ones pretending to be from Barclays so far).

Update 9 May 2014: I’ve been receiving so many scam emails recently that it’s been hard to remember if I’ve published something similar before. Therefore, I’ve re-organised the page by the organisation that the email is pretending to be from. I hope that is more useful to you too.

Update 20 August 2014: This is my last update on this 2014 Special Report.

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Amazon Email Scams

American Express Email Scams

Apple Email Scams

Bank of America Email Scams

Bank of Scotland Email Scams

Barclays Email Scams

British Gas Email Scams

BT Email Scams

Citibank Email Scams

Companies House Email Scams

Danske Bank Email Scams

E-ON Energy Email Scams

DHL Email Scams

Facebook Email Scams

Government Email Scams

Google Email Scams

Halifax Email Scams

HM Revenue and Customs Email Scams

HSBC Email Scams

Lloyds Bank Email Scams

Microsoft Email Scams

NatWest Email Scams

PayPal Email Scams

Quickbooks Email Scams

RBS Email Scams

Sage Email Scams

Santander Email Scams

SITA Email Scams

Sky Email Scams

US Department of Justice Email Scams

Virgin Media Email Scams

Wells Fargo Email Scams

General Scan/Copy Device Email Scams

General Voice, MMS & Fax Email Scams

Other Miscellaneous Email Scams