Scammers are randomly sending out fake email messages like the one below, which claim the recipients’ iPhone will arrive tomorrow at noon, to potential victims in order to trick them into clicking on the links within them. The links in the fake email messages go to spam websites that will attempt to trick visitors into purchasing unnecessary things with the promise of receiving free stuffs. The links also go to malicious websites that ask visitors to download some malicious app or software, and may also go to phishing websites that steal online accounts credentials, personal and financial information. Therefore, recipients of such fake email messages should delete them and not the follow the instructions in them.
A Sample of the "Your iPhone will Arrive Tomorrow at Noon" Phishing Email Message
From: Argos firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 12 November 2016 at 15:52:17 GMT
Subject: Monica your iPhone will arrive tomorrow at noon. Can you confirm?
Black Friday sale starts now. Check what you've got from us.
To celebrate the start of our Black Friday event, every week in November we are giving away electronics for just £2
This week its the latest iphone from Apple, the iPhone 7.
10 x iPhone 7 worth £749 for only £2
CLICK HERE TO CLAIM
YOUR IPHONE 7
This offer is available exclusively for these 10 customers who received an email invitation from us.
We kindly ask you for a £2 authorization fee to make sure that you currently live in UK as this offer is only available for UK residents.