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“Sunglasses 85% Off” E-Mail Scams – How to Stop (Block) Them

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This article has been created in order to explain what is the Sunglasses 85% Off scam and how to learn how to stop it from your computer effectively.

The notorious Sunglasses 85% Off scams are now back with a lot of e-mails that are sent advertising a solid discount on different types of sunglasses. What is new for the scam is that now the scammers have stopped imitating e-mails coming from RayBan and are using another company for sunglasses – Oakley. Furthermore, in addition to this, the scam is also using pictures of sunglasses models alongside which a web link to websites which are likely fake ones. The end goal is to get users to visit a fake web site which aims to get users to make purchases via those sites. This may end up badly for you as a user, since the sites may either gather financial information or may only take you money and send you not the product you ordered, but something worth nothing.




Threat Summary

NameSunglasses 85% Off
TypeE-Mail Scam.
Short DescriptionAims to trick victims into visiting what appears to be a fake and unsecured online retailer web page .
SymptomsYou receive e-mails, called “Oakley Sunglasses 85% Off. 2018 Styles”. Previous version uses RayBan instead of Oakley.
Distribution MethodVia e-mail.
User ExperienceJoin Our Forum to Discuss Sunglasses 85% Off.

Oakley Sunglasses Scam – More Information and Analysis

Unlike the WannaCry e-mail scam which aimed to trick victims into sending BitCoin, the e-mails received advertising the “Sunglasses 85% Off” scam originate from the e-mail [email protected] address, which is likely a fake one, that is coming from an Apache server. The content of one specific e-mail we are using for this analysis is the following:

Subject: Oakley Sunglasses 85% Off. 2018 Styles
Date: 2018-06-27 16:09
From: Oakley

You’re part of Oakley MVP program.

*Get Free 2-Day Shipping on orders $50+. Terms and Conditions apply.

You are receiving this message because you signed up for Oakley
communications. CLICK HERE TO UNSUBSCRIBE [8] COPYRIGHT ©2018 OAKLEY, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
1 Icon, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

The Sunglasses 85% Off e-mail also has about 8 different buttons in it which all lead to a website, that is known as www.okszi.com. We have detected the following URLs in total for our spam e-mail sample:

The Sunglasses 85% Off website to which all of the buttons lead after being clicked on looks like an online shopping site with catalog of different models of sunglasses. However, the Sunglasses 85% Off site itself appears to be a fake Oakley retailer website, whose main goal only appears to be to sell you sunglasses. It has nothing to do with the actual Oakley website as we compared them with the official site below:

In addition to this, the Sunglasses 85% off site is also missing one very important detail In its work and that is the lack of SSL certificate, making the site okszi.com with poor security, especially if you want to enter your credit card information to buy sunglasses:

But this is not all, since the site also does something that is basically illegal and that is to use over 10 different cookies in order to obtain different information from your computer.

The types of data which may be leaked as a result of this are many, but our personal belief is that this website is used for the main goal of stealing your credit card details or getting you to make an order and send it to a bank account that may belong to someone who does not exist.

How to Block E-mail Scams In The Future

Ofcourse, if you see this scam, the easiest action is to delete it from your mail and forget about it. But in most cases the crooks try to send other scamming e-mails to the same addresses they did before. This is why, you will need to learn how to set up an e-mail blacklist and add the scammers to it each time. Below, you can a list of several services which you can use to block out these e-mails in the future.

How to Block Scam E-mails To Your Inbox

In order to stop spam e-mail messages, the first thing you should do is download a reputable e-mail managing software, instead of using your original mail vendor online. The main reason for this is that most e-mail managers have an active blacklist which is automatically updated on a daily basis and that list in combination with the features they offer, such as image blocking until you allow it, makes it for the perfect software to have when you open a dangerous e-mail, because you will be able to see it without any risk whatsoever, since some mails can even infect a computer simply by being opened. Here are some reputable e-mail software services which we recommend using:




ProtonMail

ProtonMain represents a free and an open-source software which uses it’s custom e-mail, that is encrypted. So besides anonymous mail, based in Switzerland, you also receive the ability to work with it from any computer and even via online applications. The most important feature, realted to these e-mails is that even if attackers know your password, they have to battle with encryption to which only specific devices that you are using have access to. Really legitimate and reuptable service, however you have to create a new e-mail account as a downsite.

eM Client

Often voted the best email client which has support for range of e-mail providers, this service can surely make it so that you wont receive spam messages in the future as well.

Microsoft Outlook

Probably one of the easiest to use services for e-mail, often among companies, the Microsoft Outlook service is the most user friendly of the bunch even though it has had it’s issues over time, Microsoft has made sure that they warn you in case your account has been compromised.




Mozilla Thunderbird

Even though it has less security features than the other software here, Thunderbird is a great tool that aims to help you in a variety of situations, Thunderbird makes sure to remain as secure and as user friendly as possible while offering you fast and simple service.

Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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