Commtouch Cautions about Siberian Dogs Fraudulent E-mail
Internet security specialists from Commtouch a security company are cautioning of one familiar e-mail scam, which's yet again targeting Internauts, presenting 3 female along with 3 male husky puppies from Siberia at a pre-determined price.
The phony electronic mail describes the look of the infant dogs while also claims guaranteed health for them.
Further, to sound authentic, the e-mail even has an exciting as well as sentimental story fabricated explaining the reason for the owner wishing for getting the puppies sold. Apparently, the writer states that he's trying to make the sale because previously his father looked and cared for the animals, but unfortunately last month he met with a fatal accident. According to him, when he sees the puppies he feels extremely bad as they remind him of his father accompanied with them. And because he himself is very busy he cannot look after the animals, the writer continues.
Subsequently, it's necessary for finding somebody who'll truly love and care for them exactly as the e-mail writer's father used to, so the writer will like to know where such a person is located. If that person comes forward then he can be given the papers delineating the ownership change costing merely USD140 for each puppy, the e-mail concludes.
However, this make-believe e-mail has a catch i.e. anyone wishing to have the dogs should make a payment of $140 to get the so-called change-of-ownership documents.
And if anybody answers the e-mail there's a request for him to remit the sum through Western Union only so the cyber-criminals may rest assured they won't get tracked.
Interestingly, believing the scam and following its instructions will not only lead responders not obtaining any puppy, but their chances of retrieving the lost cash will also be nil, observe Commtouch's researchers.
Meanwhile, in a likewise dog e-mail fraud, during September 2011, authorities at USA's San Francisco International Airport cautioned lovers of pets of scam e-mails that the Airport supposedly issued. Those e-mails, by actually non-existent "Pet Care and Vaccination Department" or "Pet Department" of the Airport attacked pet-lovers, promoting scarce and bizarre pets of foreign origin for sale.
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