Posted February 27, 2017 by Garth Holden in News

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:

“A fake email offering a free streamer sponsorship from Razer hit the Internet last week. This email is a scam and recipients should not click on any of the links within the email as it will launch a malware application.”

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 is from a Gmail account, not a Razer address

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.

Garth Holden

I like so many things that it would take me several lifetimes to get through them all. So I tell you about them, so you can choose where your time and money gets spent.