written by yuri
I received an email containing the email below.
Date:April 01, 2015
*Job Descriptions: You Will be Assigned to visit a shop
You need to “pretend” to be a normal potential customer who is looking for a particular service or product.
You Will then finish an on-line questionnaire to Share with us your customer experience.
*Requirements: 17 Years old or above. Can speak local language well.
Can read and write English. No Experience needed Like Shopping.
*Job Pay: You will get S200 for each.assignment. Most of the time you will only need to Spend 20 minutes on the visit.
Please reply this-email with the correct information below to sign up;
We will contact_you immediately as your Application has been received.
Every tax year there is a flood of “IRS TAX” Scams/phishing/malware attempts sent to Americans from all over the world. First of all the IRS does not care enough to tell you anything except to give them money by Snail Mail.
If you receive any scams/phishing or malware report it: http://www.irs.gov/uac/Report-Phishing
The IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. This includes requests for PIN numbers, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.
What is phishing?
Phishing is a scam typically carried out through unsolicited email and/or websites that pose as legitimate sites and lure unsuspecting victims to provide personal and financial information.
Report all unsolicited email claiming to be from the IRS or an IRS-related function firstname.lastname@example.org. Recent scams have used the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) to attract potential victims. Also, if you’ve experienced any monetary losses due to an IRS-related incident, please report it to the Treasury Inspector General Administration (TIGTA) and file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through their Complaint Assistant to make the information available to investigators.
NOTE: Please refer to Contact the IRS if you have a tax question not related to phishing or identity theft.
Example of IRS Tax Email Scam/Malware
SUBJECT: IRS Notification
Attachment: IRS Tax Return (Registration Form).html – malware detected
The IRS is currently reviewing tax payers information in our database.
This review covers all those that have filed for their 2015 tax refunds
and those that are yet to file. Updating our systems becomes necessary
as an added protection against computing errors and misrepresentation.
A document is attached to this message containing the registration form with
all neccessary fields, (*) means field is required.
It is vital you carefully fill out all necessary fields as it applies to you.
More importantly, it is mandatory to fill all required fields on this form.
You are not required to take any further action after filling and submitting this form via the link provided.
Reporting mail fraud: Notice of appearance in Court #00000443455
If you receive this email, Do NOT open the attachment.
Notice of Appearance in Court – email malware with attachment: Court_Notification_00000443455.zip
DO NOT OPEN the Attachment!
This attachment has the following malware:
This is to inform you to appear in the Court on the April 02 for your case hearing.
Please, do not forget to bring all the documents related to the case.
Note: If you do not come, the case will be heard in your absence.
The copy of Court Notice is attached to this email.
Phishing scams: T-mobile also called as Smishing
written by yuri
On march 20, 2015 at 10:58 am, I received a text message saying that I am “one lucky customer”. The message was sent to many others from +(828)200-0119. I immediately clicked it. The link took me to what looked like a T-mobile page asking me to log in with my phone number, password and last 4 digits of my social security number.
I thought this was not unusual but it turns out that this was not a legit website. After hitting log in, it did not sign me in. It sent me the same text message again so I got a little confused. After a few minutes I realized something is seriously wrong. I thought ”oh my god, this might not be a real website. So i immediately asked my husband who is an IT guy. He told me to never click on random links sent via email and never log in to any link that does not look real. I was devastated knowing that I had almost put our T-mobile account at risk. I did not know that these types of scams exist.
We changed all my actual T-mobile account information.
We did research on the actual t-mobile website on my laptop to check if there were people who had experienced the same thing. The site shared informations about “smishing” and where to report the incident if you think you got scammed. http://www.t-mobile.com/Company/PrivacyResources.aspx?tp=Abt_Tab_PhishingSMishing&tsp=Abt_Sub_IdentityTheft_SMiShing
You can also report the spam to t-mobile support .https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-2747
+(828)200-0119. This is the number of the sender. I searched it in google and found out it is from China .
“congratulations, you are one lucky customer getting credit applicable to your next month bill, for more detail vist https://tr.im/15585“
If you get this message or something similar do NOT click the link. If you do click the link and put in your information, you will need to go to your actual T-Mobile site and change all your password. Contact T-Mobile and tell them what is going on.
Phishing scams International Monetary Fund IMF submitted by User:
This Phishing attempt is accompanied by attachment: “25299_IMF_Official”
Which does not seem to have any macro malware according to VirusTotal
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 2:46 AM
Subject: Outstanding Depts (Released).
This message and any enclosures are intended only for the addressee. Please
notify the sender by email if you are not the intended recipient. If you are
not the intended recipient, you may not use, copy, disclose, or distribute this
message or its contents or enclosures to any other person and any such actions
may be unlawful. Ball reserves the right to monitor and review all messages
and enclosures sent to or from this email address.
Attempt to get information 25299_IMF_Official:
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has come to notice that you are among the unsettled Fund Transactions long time ago. The (IMF) have directed all individual/Organizations who for one reason or the other did not receive their Transaction Fund in their home of origin or bank account, Your Amount is now available with The Foreign Exchange Department Reserve Bank of India New Delhi.
To channel your reports, please kindly send to us:
1, Your Full Names:
3, Date of Birth:
4, Contact Mobile Numbers:
5, Your Email address:
6, Your Full House Address:
And reconfirm us with your batch No.”2277’’ to the below Email ID: email@example.com
Contact Persons: Mr. Michael Morrison
Mrs. Pinto Mishra
Beware: This is a financial scams that has been around for a while.
Subject: FW: Account Alert: IMPORTANT Notification, Action Required
An apparent fishing attempt…
From: Capital One [mailto:CapitalOneRetailServices@ebusiness.partnercardservices.com]
Subject: Account Alert: IMPORTANT Notification, Action Required
Account Alert: Service Validation.
Dear Valued Holder,
As requested, We’re writing to make sure you’re aware of a NEW change in security procedure for all account holders.Your profile and billing information needs to be validated.
Kindly follow the ONE-TIME action below in order to opt with our recent security improvement. By passing back and forth private information that only you and us know, you can feel even more secure with your online access experience. We recognize you and you recognize us.
ONE TIME ACTION:
To continue, we have sent you an attached HTML Web Page.
See e-mail attachedweb page
Download and save it
Open the attached web page
Get started by confirming your informations
Online Customer Center.
|ACCOUNT RELATED QUESTIONS
Do not reply to this message with Account-related questions. If you wish to submit a question, please contact us at capitalone.com/contactus.Capital One
P.O. Box 5226
Carol Stream, IL 60197-5226