Thursday, July 20, 2023

McDonalds phishing email with subject Special: Take a $1000 McDonalds Gift Card

For the record, this is a McDonalds phishing email attempt that is recently going around, with subject "Special: Take a $1000 McDonalds Gift Card!"

What to do?  Report them, goto bottom of page. 

From : McDonalds <>
Subject : 
Special: Take a $1000 McDonalds Gift Card!



How to tell this is a Phishing email ?

  1. Check email address in full, if it's not from originating company then it's phishing.
  2. Hover over all links in email, if it's not from the  company's website then forget it.
  3. The best way is to 

How to examine Email Message Source?

Now let's look at message source
  1.>Actions->View Message Source. 
  2.>More (down arrow to top right)->Show original.
Check for suspicious links, anything that does not originate from

Report Phishing Email (not as Spam)

  1.>Junk (at Top)->Phishing Scam
  2.>More (down-arrow to top right)->Report Phishing 

Report Phishing

If you have received this email take further 


Report phishing at Microsoft and government agencies


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