Sample 'SPAM' Emails

Below you will find a sample of SPAM emails with notes detailing common signs to look out for when identifying if an email is SPAM or not. (Use the 'Zoom' link to magnify the images)  


Sample 1 - Email purporting to have come from the University IT Services department with theprimary aim of stealing                            logon credentials.

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Sample 2 - Email purporting to have come from the University IT Services department with the primary aim of stealing                           logon credentials.

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Sample 3  - Email purporting to have come from the University IT Services department with the primary aim of stealing                           logon credentials.

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Sample 4  - Email purporting to have come from the University IT Services department with the primary aim of stealing                           logon credentials and Identity theft.

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Sample 5  - Email purporting to have come from the Student Loan Finance Company with the primary aim of Identity theft

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Sample 6  - Email purporting to have come from Amazon.co.uk with the primary aim to coerce the recipient into opening                        the file attachment and infecting their computer with a Virus.

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Sample 7  - Email purporting to have come from a specific sender but in reality has originated from elsewhere. The                                 primary aim being to get the recipient to either open up a file attachment or click on a malicious link resulting                       in the computer becoming infected with a Virus.

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Sample 8  - Email purporting to have come from a specific sender but in reality has originated from elsewhere. The                                 primary aim being to get the recipient to open up a file attachment resulting in the computer becoming                                  infected with a Virus.

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Sample 9  - Email purporting to have come from a specific sender but in reality has originated from elsewhere. The                                 primary aim being to get the recipient to open up a file attachment resulting in the computer becoming                     infected with a Virus.

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Sample 10  - Email purporting to have come from a reputable organisation but in reality has originated from elsewhere.                           The primary aim being to get the recipient to click on a malicious link resulting in the computer becoming                             infected with a Virus.

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Sample 11  - Email purporting to have come from a reputable organisation but in reality has originated from elsewhere.                            The primary aim being to get the recipient to click on a malicious link, with the end result being the computer                       either becoming infected with a Virus or Identity theft occurring.

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Sample 12  - This email has most likely been sent from the senders email account, but it is highly likely that unknown to                          the sender, their account may have been compromised (hacked). The primary aim being to get the recipient                          to open up a file attachment resulting in the computer becoming infected with a Virus.

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Sample 13 - Email purporting to have come from the University IT Services department with the primary aim to coerce the                       recipient into clicking on a malicious link, with the end result being the computer becoming infected with a                          Virus.

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