Online Scams V: Email Viruses & Malware
Just in the
last few days, we have received numerous emails with generic
Subjects like “Re: Transaction failed to your bank account”
(supposedly from Emirates Bank), “Re: Order confirmation ref.
no. QP214.R8/PO 18-049 dated 12th march, 2018.” (supposedly from
Tasty Treat Food of Girona), “Bevestig asseblief” and the
somewhat desperate-sounding “Re: Final Notification ( Read
Most of these contain PDF or other files, all with the intention
that you should click on a web link. Don’t.
In our case, AVG anti-virus blocked the attachments except in
the latter case, which had a PDF claiming to be from the ONLINE
GERMAN NATIONAL LOTTERY WINNING NOTIFICATION 2018, no doubt a
419 scam as discussed last month.
It is a good idea to have a reputable anti-virus and keep it up
to date. Check the companies and email addresses of senders.
Anything purporting to be about an order or payment, but sent
to many recipients, or “undisclosed recipients” is a dead
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