This is not a real DocuSign email - scam alert!

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 April 2018 10:51:39 AEST

A new email scam has been detected by MailGuard; this one is designed to look like a DocuSign notification message - see screenshot above.

The message reads:

“x sent you a document called business reference review” and includes a “view document” link.

Unwary recipients who click on the link will be directed to a phishing website that harvests login details.

Phishing is a form of data fraud that cybercriminals use to obtain credentials data from scam victims. Login names and passwords harvested in phishing scams can be sold on the black market or used to perpetrate identity theft.


Tell-tale signs of email scams:

  • Generic greetings, such as ‘dear customer’
  • A sense of urgency, e.g. “ensure your invoice is paid by the due date to avoid unnecessary fees”
  • Bad grammar or misuse of punctuation and poor-quality or distorted graphics (this attempt isn’t let down by bad grammar, making it more likely some people will take the bait)
  • An instruction to click a link to perform an action (hover over them to see where you’re really being directed)


Defend your inbox

Phishing attacks can be enormously costly and destructive, and new scams are appearing every day. Don’t wait until it happens to your business; take action to protect your company from financial and reputational damage, now.

Effective cybersecurity requires a multi-layered strategy. For a few dollars per staff member per month, add MailGuard's predictive email security. You’ll significantly reduce the risk of malicious email entering your network. Talk to an expert at MailGuard today about your company's cybersecurity needs: 1300 30 44 30


Topics: Threat Update DocuSign

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