Scam E-mails Feigning to be from Malta International Airport Circulating
One fake e-mail is doing the rounds utilizing MIA plc (Malta International Airport's) name, published independent.com.mt dated November 12, 2013.
It may be noted that Malta International Airport, which caters to the entire Maltese Archipelago, is a lone aerodrome inside Malta.
The scam electronic mail titled "Malta International Airport plc to You/Urgency Required" states that an ATM card has been found at the airport that values USD 650,000,000. The card, whose source is Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Finance, is being held to hand over to the reader of the current e-mail.
The message further indicates that it was decided to use DHL Courier for sending the packet containing the card to the user, but the packet has been held back as the USD 650,000,000 worth ATM Card doesn't have any substantial document supporting it.
Therefore, the user requires getting in touch with his Federal Finance Ministry officer within Nigeria so he can be requested to send the valid papers supporting the former's ATM card to the airport authorities.
And soon as MIA plc gets the valid documents supporting the card, the airport authorities will make available the ATM Card to DHL to hand it over to the user.
The e-mail is providing the details underneath for getting in touch with the Federal Finance Ministry officer within Nigeria, the message concludes.
But, this request is wholly a hoax, while MIA on its part disowns the e-mail.
Actually, there is no association whatsoever between MIA and Nigeria's Federal Finance Ministry that's a government department looking after the Nigerian Government's finances.
Thus for remaining safe from the latest scam e-mail, its receivers must overlook the message, while erase it completely, states MIA.
Meanwhile, in a similar instance of cyber-criminals exploiting an international airport's name, during October 2011, fake electronic mails leveraging the name of John F Kennedy (JFK) Airport of New York, USA drew the notice of Sophos the security company. Those e-mails claimed cops as intercepting one government envoy in JFK Airport for allegedly having one packet for the e-mail reader that to the diplomat's ignorance had an enormous sum of money.
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