My spam box receives hundreds and hundreds of emails every day – on all my email accounts. Every now and then one slips the net (not that often though, thanks Gmail!) and due to me bein’ around these parts for a while i’m able to spot the warning signs that indicate that it is in fact a scam;
The email address looks legit, there are no formatting errors within the body text like previous scam emails have contained – from first glances this is a pretty convincing fake!
So can you tell if its a fake?
Place your mouse cursor over links but DO NOT CLICK ON THEM!
Note the preview of where that links takes you?
Im pretty sure UPS dont use n-moto.ru for their own website. In fact, the domain could be ups.ru for all i care, the .ru bit in it makes it (imo) stand out like a sore thumb.
It must be horrible for the russian domain name authority – but if i see a .RU domain name extension i run for the hills. I know my personal site has a .im domain name extension but these are very rarely used for spam/dodgy sites – in fact the spam sites seem to keep their domain extension choices to a minimum.
They either use .RU (Russia) or .CN (China) – probably because the chinese and russian governments don’t give a shit about what people do online from their countries.
Anyway, if you are not expecting an email from UPS or any other delivery company/service or if ANYTHING – and if something arouses your suspicions – then google it, ask me, ask someone who knows more about these things – and if all else fails delete it and they will call you if its important!
Thanks to GemmaBeans for sending me the email – she thought it looked dodgy and she was right!