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Australian Power & Gas 'Payment Receipt' Malware Emails
Email purporting to be from Australian Power & Gas claims that recipients can review details of a recent credit card transaction by opening an attached file.
Gmail 'Update Account' Phishing Scam
Email purporting to be from webmail provider Gmail claims that recipients must click a link to verify their accounts and update information or risk having the accounts permanently deleted.
Holiday Horrors – Are Common Seasonal Decorations Toxic?
As every year comes to a close, persistent rumors make their annual appearance regarding the lethality of the common holiday plant, the Poinsettia. While largely overblown, there are other common seasonal decorative plants that are far more of a hazard to your 2- and 4- legged charges.
Facebook 'Site Governance' Email is Legitimate
A site governance email discussing proposed updates to Facebook Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities and inviting users to visit the Facebook Site Governance Page is currently being sent to Facebook users.
RapidFax Malware Email
Email purporting to be from fax to email service RapidFax claims that a received fax can be viewed by opening an attached file.
Giant Table and Chairs Horse Shelter Photograph
Message featuring a photograph of horses sheltering under a giant table and chairs claims that the horse owner built the massive furniture after he was denied council permission to build a more traditional horse shelter.
Facebook 'Pirates' Fraud Warning
Circulating message warns of a new type of fraud on Facebook in which "pirates" copy profile photos, use them to create bogus accounts and then send friend requests in the name of the victims.
'Assistance Internet' Email Account Phishing Scam
Email claiming to be from an organization called "Assistance Internet" claims that all email account holders must verify their accounts by replying with their account details and other personal information.
Jetstar 'Flight Itinerary' Malware Email
Email purporting from Australian airline Jetstar, claims that recipients can view a flight itinerary by opening an attached file.