155 days ago

Internet scam - allegedly from Spark

Alan from Welcome Bay

I have received several emails allegedly from Spark, with text as copied below:


Maintenance in your area
NZ Spark


3/13/2020 2:59 PM

To willoughbys@xtra.co.nz

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Sparknz Service+

Hello Alan,

We will replace our broadband cables in your area from May 4/5-5/7, which may cause fluctuations in your Internet connection.

To compensate for the inconvenience this may cause, we offer 12 months of free streaming service.

(Gift coupon: TX21M01)

All you have to do is:

1. Follow the link and create a user
2. Verify your gift coupon with your creditcard details (NOTE: we will not charge anything)
3. Stream unlimited

Redeem Gift Coupon

The gift code is personal and associated with your name. Please note that when your free period has expired, your subscription will continue at the normal price ($7.99/mo.)

You can change or unsubscribe your subscription at any time.

With best regards,

Spark, New Zealand

Need help?

Contact Spark

0800 466 324

Write to Spark

Need support?

0800 466 325

Write to Self-service

Contact your SPOC

Write to your SPOC

If you no longer wish to receive offers - unsubsribe here

Notice the lack of Spark logo, the misspelt 'subscribe' in the bottom line, the non-Spark email address of the sender and, if you check the hot links, on those as well, and the use of the term 'broadband cables' when our area is all fibre, not cable.

It is probably part of a phishing scam where someone is looking for email addresses to sell to advertisers, but it could be more sinister.

So delete these emails; do NOT click any of the links, post them on your blacklist (although this doesn't guarantee you won't receive more.

Stay safe online


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