This appeared in my inbox this morning. DO NOT click on the link.
This is what it says:
“software-licences.com. New profile notification. Hello Karla sent 2 unique messages https://ewufiuv.page.link/PTTw, Your profile has been updated USER ACCOUNT INFORMATION Login URL: https://software-licenses.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Password: *********** (Forgot your password?)”
How do I know this is a hoax?
1. If you click on the Facebook icon, this is where it takes you:
2. If you try to go to the website software-licenses.com this is what you see:
In the interests of research for you guys, I did click on the link – but using an Amazon Fire device as I felt that might be less prone to being infected with malware.
I was led a merry dance to survey sites, etc. I’ll add some screenshots below. One thing I’m sure of is that no-one is going to send you a £1000 Amazon voucher for doing little or nothing. Not going to happen.
If you did click on the link, I strongly suggest that you scan your device with some anti-malware software. If your device will run malwarebytes that is always my first choice (malwarebytes.com), otherwise go to your device’s app store and download some free anti-malware software and do a scan.
Here are some screenshots of where that link takes you:
Goodness, would you believe it!!! I’m the 5 billionth visitor. What are the chances??? (Probably one in 5 billion?)
Followed by this trail of nonsense:
And lots more after that. Just delete this bit of nonsense – I think they are after your email address so they can bombard you with spam.