September 16, 2021

Gmail, Outlook users warned about new email threat – experts concerned

Use Gmail or Outlook? You need to be on the lookout for a dangerous new email scam, security experts have warned. Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime, has raised the alarm about a number of dangerous new emails, including suspicious ASDA and PayPal messages.

The fraudulent ASDA email attempts to trick victims into clicking on a dangerous web link by claiming the recipient has won a gift card. This con claims the recipient is able to claim a voucher worth £100 to spend in-store. To claim the free cash reward, the victim is told, you’ll need to share a number of personal details.

Of course, this is all part of a tried-and-tested tactic used by scammers to convince victims into handing over personal information. Revealing the threat, Action Fraud said: “Watch out for this Asda gift card scam. Action Fraud has received 159 reports within 48 hours about fake emails purporting to be from Asda.


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