As mentioned there are many email scams regarding the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis making the rounds. Here at Thexyz we are actively blocking these messages from being relayed and received through our network.

If you you come across one of these malicious emails, please REPORT IT. This helps us immediately take action and prevent further abuse. I would like to thank all those that have reported these fraudulent messages so far.

Covid-19 Email Scam

Urging a recipient to buy gift cards is a common tactic of fraudulent emails.


UK tax authority scam

A scam email from the UK tax authority asks users to click on a link to claim a tax refund.


Email scam

The above is not a video, but an image that’s used by fraudsters to trick users into clicking and visiting malicious URLs.


Covid-19 Email Scam

Caution should always be exercised when you receive an email from someone asking fro payment in Bitcoin.


Covid-19 Email Scam

Never click on links like this.


Covid-19 Email Scam

Pure phishing, hoping to reel in victim through a goodwill reply.


Feel free to share these examples to help make the web safer. If you are unsure about an email, the best thing to do is nothing at all. If you would like to help out and join the fight against online abuse. Please Report Abuse and it will help us do our part in building a safer web. Thank you and stay safe.

How to protect yourself from COVID-19 Scams

All email accounts with domains from Thexyz benefit from DMARC and DKIM protection. There are extra steps you can take to avoid receiving spam emails. You can make use of auto-aliases or create your own custom email aliases; this way, if you receive an email to a non-alias address, you know to be alert for scams. You can also use spam filters, whitelists, and blacklists.

Even with all this protection, you will need remain vigilant and can avoid the vast majority of spam and phishing attempts by following these simple steps…

  • Treat email attachments with caution
  • Don’t trust unsolicited email
  • Don’t accept gift cards, prizes, grants, or funds from unknown sources
  • Install antivirus software and keep it up to date
  • Verify the sender’s email address and compare it with the official website URL
  • Be cautious of emails containing spelling and grammar mistakes