Is there really a rude photo of you attached to this email? No!

OK, a new variation of an old trick has landed in my inbox today. Or, at least it’s new to me.

For those of you already familiar with the malicious DM problems that have been plaguing Twitter – “Someone is saying something nasty about you, click here to read it” (no they’re not) – “have you seen this funny/insulting/rude photo of you?” (it’s not even a photo!) – they have now started the same scam via email. Whether you’ve heard of this or not, I’ve taken a screen shot of the one I got today, and highlighted some useful clues to help you tell the difference.

dodgy photo of you email scam

Dodgy Photo Of You email scam

So, even if you have been….. ‘unwise’ with your photographic favours in the past, you can be pretty confident that someone you’ve never heard of from an investment bank in Dubai (that’s where mine came from, I’m sure there will be others) has absolutely NO interest at all in your bits. DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT. Please!