Scammers are Targeting Internauts who use Liberty Reserve Services
A majority of the Internauts are now using services of Liberty Reserve, a huge Costa Rica-based payment processor since the last few days. This population also grabbed the attention of cyber thugs, claimed Softpedia.com dated December 5, 2012.
One malicious scam that hit customers of Liberty Reserve begins with an email titled "Liberty Reserve Account status update", opens up with a warm greeting.: "Dear Customer, we found uneven activities on the account of Liberty reserve. Your Liberty Reserve account has been made inactive temporarily only for your protection; you must confirm this activity until you can peruse using your account. Verify your account to restore your account, and for the same, click on the secure link below.
To make everything sound genuine, all the links on the site points to the legal Liberty domain, security experts notice the phony campaign comment.
Although the messages do not seem to be coming from Liberty Reserve and the believed irregular activities in the email have no legitimacy whatsoever. In fact, the messages are in effort to con people into opening the emails by the cybercriminals. The messages intended to panic the users into clicking the link in the email without due forethought in the mistaken trust that account might be temporarily balanced (as mentioned in the email).
Those who are gripped in by the trick and those who click on the link will be taken to a fake website that is tactfully set up by the phishers. Victims here are suggested to submit their account numbers, passwords, login PINs, and master keys. Internauts at risk of losing their money and remain under attack by scammers' in future similar attacks and the details will be compromised automatically.
Although with great deal of publicity, phishing still found new victims every day. The approach continues to work for them, criminals will persist to develop new cover stories intended to divide the gullible from their money and personal information, commented by the experts of security.
Experts counsel Internauts to erase suspicious emails immediately, and to install Internet security software on their systems to alleviate the probability of being victimized by such malicious email campaigns.
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» SPAMfighter News - 13-12-2012