PayPal Users Beware: Fake Emails Claiming, ‘Your Account Has Been Limited’ Landing in Inboxes

Posted by MailGuard on 16 September 2021 13:52:32 AEST

PayPal users should be watchful before opening or responding to any generic emails advising of a ‘limit’ being placed on their account, as it is most likely a devious attempt by scammers to get a hold of account and credit card information. Many of us rely on PayPal, (approximately 392 million, in fact) as a trusted way to make and receive payments, with 29 million active merchants using the service to run their online businesses, particularly in the current pandemic influenced times. This is not the first time that MailGuard has intercepted a scam spoofing the popular global payment provider, with the rise of online shopping and ease of use from various, perhaps, unsecured devices, providing a vantage point for criminals.

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'Suspicious Login' Phishing Email Purports to be from ANZ

Posted by MailGuard on 23 August 2021 13:51:57 AEST

ANZ Banking Group customers be wary of ‘alert’ emails claiming there has been a ‘Suspicious Login’ attempt on your online banking account. Targeting over 9 million customers of the bank, the cybercriminals have crafted the phishing email to steal personal details from clients for credential harvesting, and likely for fraudulent payments. It’s not surprising that criminals have spoofed a trusted name such as ANZ.  

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Fake St George Bank email is a phishing attack

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 24 August 2018 12:03:08 AEST

This new phishing attack MailGuard has detected is meant to look like a notification from St George Bank.

The message is a relatively convincing forgery with well-formatted text and a sender address with the domain “@st-george.com”

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NAB Bank branding hijacked in new credit card fraud

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 21 August 2018 09:32:05 AEST

The NAB Bank's branding has been exploited by criminals in a new phishing fraud detected by MailGuard.

The email shown above appears to be a notification from the bank advising the recipient that their account “is now locked.”

The message contains several typical elements of a phishing email:

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Fake American Express notification phishing for email passwords

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 20 August 2018 10:54:45 AEST

The email shown above is a new phishing attack detected by MailGuard.

The message sender has used forged American Express branding to try and convince the recipient that it’s a genuine Amex statement notification.

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Netflix Imitated Again in New Phishing Scam

Posted by Emmanuel Marshall on 10 January 2018 10:03:08 AEDT


MailGuard has detected a new zero-day phishing scam using fake Netflix branding.

Netflix has become a favourite vehicle for email fraudsters. Their large customer base makes them a valuable target for brandjacking; cybercrime that exploits the trademarks of well-known companies to deceive victims.

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