Thursday, May 12, 2016

Beware, Another FBI Email Spam Scam

It seems the Kings of Nigeria are working overtime in their nefarious pursuits of your money. These jokers are not quite clever by half. Their command of the English language in their emails is spotty at best.

Still, they operate on a shotgun approach. They send out thousands of emails knowing that they will reel in at least a handful of gullible victims. The emails are boilerplate in form but there are a variety of them.

One that I have seen over the years is the "FBI Warning" type and it is seeming to be making a comeback; I suppose it is its turn in rotation. Following is the text of the variation I received this morning:


"This e-mail has been issued to you in order to Officially inform you that we have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was issued to you by World Bank. With the help of our newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we discovered that you were not able to complete your transfer because of the amount involved. During our investigation we discovered that your fund is still available and we have authorized the fund to be paid to you via a Certified Cashier's Check, ATM or Via Wire Transfer.
You were asked to provide Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Drug Certificate which you never did and that has led to suggestion that you might be sponsoring Terrorism nor Drug.On that note We urge you to open the attached file named YOUR FILE and then click RUN to view which will give you access to your file as we need to confirm you have the correct information for the claim.

We therefore urge you to open the attached file named winning number and then click RUN to view which you would find inside the transfer/delivery time attached.The file is encrypted so you need not worry.

I want you to proceed now and open the attached file name YOUR FILE then click on RUN to view your transfer details pr delivery time.Attached is your FILE."
You might be surprised at how many people get taken in by this scam. The important take-away is that you never want to click on any attachment; this opens you up to any number of viruses and malware.

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