Amazon Scam Warning.

Amazon Scam Warning.


I received an email from Amazon today. I verified it was genuine first.  It is regarding methods used by scammers and customer accounts.  It talks about what to look out for and also what Amazon will and will not ask you for over the phone or via email.  Its well worth a quick read.

Click this link to view the warning Amazon have provided regarding Amazon Scammers


Anti Virus Email Scams!

Anti Virus Email Scams.

These are emails that try to appear as if they have come from an Internet Security company like McAfee, Norton and many others.

In the example below which I received this week, it claims it is from McAfee. This has nothing to do with McAfee.

phishing email

McAfee fake email

I can tell this is fake immediatley but I see these type of emails regularly.  If you click the above image it will be easier to see.  It is only an image so will cause no security risk.

How can you identify it as fake?

  • Firstly at the top where it says who it is from, it says  That has nothing to do with McAfee.  If it said McAfee Support or some other name it may still not be genuine (the “from” address can say anything.  Its called Email Spoofing) if you hover over the address it should show what address is behind the name.
  • It says “Secure Status” which is not correct and is says “Suspended”. Further down it says “Ended on Today”
  • It also says 89% discount (seems too good to be true) and the offer ends today. That is to encourage you to renew it NOW, so you are secure and do not loose out on the offer.  They are trying to scare you into making a rash decision.

It is quite a poor example of a scam email, there is no logo or branding.  They are not necessary after your money.  Most likely they want you to try to renew and they then get your email address and password which they can then try on other sites.

If you are not sure just delete it. They are phishing for information.

If you are worried give me a call I am more than happy to advise.

Stay Safe.

Virginmedia Email Problems

As many are aware, VirginMedia have been having major problems with email since Sunday 18th June. They have reported that all users should now be able to login to their email. However historical email, so all email and folders prior to 18th may not yet be available.

This is the most recent statement from VirginMedia Support

Update – 22/06/23

We have now restored the ability to send and receive emails for all affected accounts. Our team are continuing to work flat out to restore historic emails into the inboxes of a small proportion of accounts. We apologise again for any inconvenience caused over the past two days.

Update 28/6/2023

Virgin Media

Further to my email to you on Friday 23 June, I wanted to provide you with a brief update on your Virgin Media email service.

While you can still send and receive emails as normal, our teams are continuing to work on restoring historic emails into your inbox. Unfortunately, this is taking longer than we first anticipated.

We will be in touch before the end of this week to confirm when historic emails will be restored.

Our teams are working around the clock to fix this issue and we sincerely apologise that this is taking longer than expected.

Kind regards,
Axel Wehrle
Director of Customer Service, Virgin Media
Virgin Media

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