Recent Increase in Email Spam from Yahoo, LinkedIn and Online Payments

Over the past couple of days, we’ve noticed a significant increase in the amount of spam that has been able to infiltrate our once highly effective and secure email server.  We’re seeing emails that look like they are coming from Facebook friends, which are being sent from Yahoo email accounts that our Facebook friends don’t even own.

Then there’s those old prescription emails and the ones about payments I received or payments I owe from banks and companies I don’t do business with the occasional lovely Russian lady that is lonely and looking to me for a good time 🙂

Today, we are receiving emails that look like they are from individuals that want to connect on LinkedIn, but if you look closely at the SENT FROM email address, it’s a fake!

Here is what to look for and NOT TO CLICK ON!

Fake LinkedIN

Just in case you’re curious, when you hover your cursor over the GoToInbox link, it takes you to weight loss website.

There may indeed be someone named Steve Mudrick on LinkedIn, but it’s certainly not where this email originated from, nor did it come from LinkedIn.  If you look closely at the Return Path (where the email originated from), you’ll see it originated from  Likely a bot so the next time I receive it, it will come from a different email address.    The key is, don’t fall for this scam.  Take a double look at anything coming to you from LinkedIn right now.  It does look slightly different in colour and content so pay attention.  If you receive it in your email, log into your LinkedIn account and see if the same message resides there.  If it doesn’t, the email version is spam.

Message Options

The best way to keep these messages out of your email, is to make sure your anti-virus and windows updates are done.  Eventually, Microsoft will catch up to these and stop them from entering your inbox.