Don’t Fall for It: New Year Spam Email Awareness

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New Year Spam Email Awareness

Happy New Year! As we usher in the promises and resolutions of a fresh start, there’s something else that’s unfortunately making a return – New Year spam emails.

These unsolicited messages are not just annoying; they can be dangerous, tricking you into parting with personal information or downloading malware.

Let’s dive into how you can spot and avoid these pesky intruders in your inbox.

The Resolution Trap

Have you received emails offering miraculous weight loss solutions or magical debt relief just in time for the New Year? These are classic bait tactics. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Stick to your New Year’s resolutions the old-fashioned way – hard work and perseverance!

The ‘Lucky You’ Lottery spam email

Emails claiming you’ve won a New Year lottery or a prize from a contest you don’t recall entering are red flags. These emails often ask for personal details or payment to claim the ‘prize.’ Remember, legitimate lotteries or contests will never ask for money to release winnings.

Charity Scams

The spirit of giving is high during the New Year, and scammers know it. Be wary of emails soliciting donations for unknown charities. Always verify the legitimacy of a charity before donating, especially if they reach out via email.

The Phantom Taxman

As tax season approaches, emails from ‘tax authorities’ offering refunds or demanding payments can surface. Such emails often lead to phishing websites designed to steal your information. When in doubt, contact your tax authority directly through official channels.

Travel Scams

Dreaming of a New Year getaway? Be cautious of too-good-to-be-true travel deals in your inbox. Scammers often use fake travel offers to lure you into providing credit card details. Always book through reputable travel agencies or direct with service providers.

Protection Tips

Be Skeptical: Always approach unsolicited emails with caution.

Protect Your Information: Never share personal information via email.

Verify Sources: Check the authenticity of the email sender.

Use Security Software: Ensure your devices are protected with updated antivirus software.

Report Spam: Help others by reporting spam emails to relevant authorities.


The New Year should be about joy and new beginnings, not about dealing with the fallout from a spam email. Stay alert, and remember that awareness is your first line of defense. Here’s to a safe and spam-free year ahead!

If you are interested in using MailGuard to add an extra layer of security to your email and reduce your risk of being the next victim of a phishing scam, reach out to us today at or call us on 1300 770 035.

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