Fresh Phishing E-mail Scam Aiming at US Citizens Detected
Security officials in USA have warned that one fresh phishing e-mail campaign, while targeting unwitting users is presently circulating online. Wokv.com published this in news on November 16, 2011.
Evidently, the Sheriff's Office at St. Johns County of Florida explains the working of the scam. An electronic mail gets displayed in the mailbox of the target user that apparently a federal organization sent. The sender of the e-mail can be Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) John Edwards, Special Agent alternatively the Department of Homeland Security's Ricky Jones also Agent.
Essentially, the electronic mail falsely states that officials have confiscated 2 consignment boxes in the airport that they scanned followed with finding huge sums of money in them, supposed to be handed over to the reader of the e-mail.
The message then says that there's no slip on the boxes for suggesting their owners, while the recipient can collect the containers by contacting the e-mail writer so he doesn't fall under tax-evasion attempt charges.
However, according to the Officials, the aforementioned e-mail is false and misleading.
Meanwhile, because the above kinds of e-mail scams are so malicious, the security officials recommend end-users that they should recognize the faulty threats within such e-mails like that of the tax-evasion issue. Moreover, any deal within such e-mails usually appear excessively true like in the aforementioned instance, the e-mail directs the recipient for making a payment as the agent's fee towards parrying a complaint getting lodged vis-à-vis the recipient.
Furthermore, incase an e-mail recipient isn't sure alternatively suspicious about a solicitation made in the message then he should get in touch with the Consumer Affairs at the Office of the State Attorney General as within the aforementioned instance where the user requires contacting the federal organizations. Besides, incase anyone thinks he has become a victim of scam then he requires visiting IFCC (Internet Fraud Compliant Center) a section on the www.ic3.gov website alternatively communicating the incident to the Federal Trade Commission at www.ftc.gov. Subsequently he should send the scam message at the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail id towards aiding in investigation and catching of the perpetrators of the e-mail fraud.
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