Latest Razer scam email just reaffirms your need to check the from field
Sometimes emails arrive that seem too good to be true. Chances are, if it comes out of nowhere, it really is too good to be true. But preying on emotions, on a desire to be validated or to win, people often forget the smallest, easiest way to check if something is actually real.
The ‘from:’ field in an email.
Razer issued a press release warning that there is a scam email going around, pretending to be from Razer. The email offers streamers a sponsorship. This is in the statement from Razer:
Razer included some clues to help point out the email was fake. All of these are really obvious, but people keep falling for the same scams again and again.
The email address has a misspelling: “Razorzonesponsorship”
The body of the email is rife with grammar and spelling errors
Companies like Razer do not send out sponsorship deals by email, instead it makes use of a supported streamer program. But sometimes you see an email that is exciting and before you even think twice, you click that link and oops, hello malware.