MX Lab Cautions Firms about Scammy E-mails Supposedly from World Trade Register
MX Lab the security company just issued an alert for company proprietors of scam e-mails that promise enlisting them in the directory of World Trade Register.
It may be noted that World Trade Register represents one kind of service that facilitates Web surfers for locating organizations categorized as per country, city or branch globally.
The scam messages pose as communication from EU Business Register with sender's id as email@example.com as well as a caption "EU Business Register 2013/2014."
They, addressing the recipient as "Dear Madam/Sir," tells the person that she/he can include her/his organization's name inside EU Business Register for 2013-14 by taking a print out of an attached Portable Document Format-based form, filling it out and sending it to a given address (the address is of a place in The Netherlands).
It's further written in the e-mails that updating requires no expense. And the given attachment is labeled EBR.pdf.
Moreover, even though the scam e-mail declares the processing as non-chargeable, when recipients see the form they would find a rule that the document's signatories have to make a payment of nearly EUR 1,000 ($1,270) that'll take care of the next 3-yrs' registration.
Meanwhile, it's been quite a while that security researchers have observed the particular scam, with the company name as well as its web-address occasionally altered.
The most recent URL, ebrbusinessreg.eu had one Romanian register it with the domain registrar during March 2013.
More names utilized to get the scam going include EU Business Register, World Company Register, World Business Directory and Euro Trade Register.
Numerous companies' representatives lately informed about getting such dubiously promising e-mails.
Therefore, anyone finding the electronic mails must overlook them as well as erase them instantly. Nevertheless, incase anybody has paid a sum he should halt immediately, and not expect any refund either.
Sometimes the scammers blackmail with adopting legal procedures if anyone omitted paying. Ignoring such threats often discourages these criminals from continuing with subsequent e-mails. Besides, whenever feasible, people must inform of the scam messages to area officials.
Intriguingly, worldwide organizations are targeted as evidenced from reports by United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and others.
» SPAMfighter News - 15-07-2013