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# 258520 8-Oct-2019 11:06
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Very professional and quite well done phishing email. I'm impressed!

I should add - it's even from "<myemail>@nzpost.co.nz"


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  # 2332449 8-Oct-2019 11:08
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Lots of telltale signs in that.  What makes you say it's well done?




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  # 2332452 8-Oct-2019 11:11
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gehenna:

 

Lots of telltale signs in that.  What makes you say it's well done?

 



It passes the initial bullpoo test. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2332456 8-Oct-2019 11:18
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tehgerbil:

 

gehenna:

 

Lots of telltale signs in that.  What makes you say it's well done?

 



It passes the initial bullpoo test. 

 

 

That it does - until you dig into said bullpoo and find the link goes elsewhere.

 

 





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  # 2332520 8-Oct-2019 13:33
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“Your parcel held in our warehouse”

“Please confirm the payment”

I’d like to think that anyone with a decent grasp of the English language would sense something off about those two sentences/headlines…

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Benjip: “Your parcel held in our warehouse”

“Please confirm the payment”

I’d like to think that anyone with a decent grasp of the English language would sense something off about those two sentences/headlines…

 

 

 

To be fair, even some emails sent by large NZ businesses have poorly written english and grammatical errors. I can see many people would get fooled by this sort of email, which is probably why so many people are now being ripped off by millions in NZ. It is a problem that is likely to only get wose as companies push people to receive things via email instead of post. But the thing is that people should never click on links in any emails. This is despite the fact that many businesses including banks still seem to send emails requiring people to click on links, including these password reset emails. 


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  # 2332724 8-Oct-2019 15:01
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Just checked one of my email accounts and found the exact same email with same time. 

 

Bulk drive by spamming........

 

 





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gehenna: Lots of telltale signs in that.  ... 

 

Care to list them? Please, help educate the rest of us. I'll add one request, please separate these telltale signs into tow categories; 1 for items identifiable by the ordinary John/Jane Doe & 2 for folks frequenting GZ / interested in IT & security.

 

 





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  # 2332971 8-Oct-2019 19:30
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ANglEAUT:

 

gehenna: Lots of telltale signs in that.  ... 

 

Care to list them? Please, help educate the rest of us. I'll add one request, please separate these telltale signs into tow categories; 1 for items identifiable by the ordinary John/Jane Doe & 2 for folks frequenting GZ / interested in IT & security.

 

 

Already listed by Benjip above. The first line is very grammatically incorrect. I have heard that such things are deliberate as if they manage to get the mistakes past people then they have a much greater chance of scamming them.






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  # 2332976 8-Oct-2019 19:47
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tehgerbil:

 

gehenna:

 

Lots of telltale signs in that.  What makes you say it's well done?

 



It passes the initial bullpoo test. 

 

 

NZPOST Inc sets off my BS detector


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  # 2332977 8-Oct-2019 19:49
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Benjip: “Your parcel held in our warehouse”

“Please confirm the payment”

I’d like to think that anyone with a decent grasp of the English language would sense something off about those two sentences/headlines…

 

There's plenty of people in NZ now that don't have English as their first language.


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  # 2333076 8-Oct-2019 21:22
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@tehgerbil Were you expecting a parcel via NZ Post? If not, the mere arrival of the email itself, irrespective of its contents and grammar, should set bells ringing.





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  # 2333527 9-Oct-2019 19:29
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You can't rely on incorrect grammar being a sure sign that the email is fake.

 

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