These days, phishing assaults are frequent and seriously jeopardize the data security of an enterprise. Malicious actors target both individuals and large conglomerates, but smaller organizations—which typically don’t foresee these attacks—are the ones who suffer the most. Thus, phishing emails are very important. Here are some examples.
Phishing email examples: 1
Subject: URGENT !!
This is [name] of the [place], [designation], [region].
Please, I need your urgent assistance in securing a consignment (two trunk boxes) containing (amount); the funds are surpluses of several contracts executed by my department during a supply of MH (Military Hardware).
The consignment is presently in [place] in the [place], via a [name]. My desire and purpose is to have the (name) deliver the funds to you for safekeeping until I return back to the [place] mid-next year after my deployment.
If you receive this message, please email me immediately with a delivery address and your full contact information; the deal is 60/40 split (60% for me and 40% for you); I am not a greedy woman, and I hope you will not double cross a struggling uniform single mother with 3 teenage children?
Once you receive the consignment (amount) take out your 40% (amount) and save my 60% (amount) for me until I return back to the [place] mid-next year after my deployment.
May God bless you as you extend your helping hand to the needy!
Phishing email examples: 2
To Value Customer,
Dear Valued Customer,
We’re letting you know that we’ve detected some unusual activity on your [name] account. For your protection, please verify this activity so you can continue making debit/credit card transactions without interruption.
To re-activate your access, Please download and fill in the attached file to continue with the validation process to restore your account and continue using online banking. We will review and work towards a resolution.
Thank you for being our customer, and We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. Your account security is our top priority.
Note: If you do not verify, certain limitations may be placed on your debit/credit card.
Thank you for being our customer.
Phishing email examples: 3
Dear eBay Member,
We regret to inform you that your eBay account could be suspended if you don’t re-update your account information. To resolve this problem, please visit the link below and re-enter your account information:
If your problems cannot be resolved, your account will be suspended for a period of 24 hours; After this period, your account will be terminated. For the User Agreement, Section 9, we may immediately issue a warning, temporarily suspend, indefinitely suspend or terminate your membership, and refuse to provide our services to you if we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users, or us.
We may also take these actions if we cannot verify or authenticate any information you provide.
Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way. This includes the registering of a new account. Please note that this suspension does not relieve you of your agreed-upon obligation to pay any fees you may owe to eBay.
The eBay team
Phishing email examples: 4
Dear Beloved Friend,
I know this message will come to you as a surprise but permit me of my desire to go into a business relationship with you.
I am [name], a daughter to [name] of [place] who died in an accident. Meanwhile, before the incident, my late Father came to [place] with the sum of [amount], which he deposited in a Bank here in [place] for safekeeping.
I am here seeking an avenue to transfer the fund to you in only your reliable and trustworthy person to Investment the fund. I am here in [place] because of the death of my parents, and I want you to help me transfer the funds into your bank account for investment purposes.
Please, I will offer you 20% of the total sum of [amount] for your assistance. I wish to transfer the fund urgently without delay into your account and also to relocate to your country due to the poor condition in [place], enabling me to continue my education as I was a [mention the subject] before the sudden death of my parents.
Reply to my alternative email:[email].
Your immediate response would be appreciated.
Phishing email examples: 5
‘This email is being sent to you because of a security breach that was detected by our servers. Our server detected that one of the messages you received from a contact has already infected your sail with a dangerous virus.
You can no longer be allowed to send messages or files to other users to prevent the spread of viruses to other mail users. Please follow the link below to perform the maintenance work needed to improve the protection of the web nail for us to verify and have your account cleared against this virus.
WARNING! [name] who refuses to upgrade his or her Account within [time] after notification of this update will permanently be deleted from our database. It can also lead to the malfunctioning of the client or user’s account, and we will not be responsible for losing your account.
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