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Spam Mails about Bogus Money Transfer Increasing; Symantec

According to Symantec the security company, its researchers have lately found a rise in spam mails that are requests for wire transfer which executives and Chief Executive Officers (CEO) of alleged organizations are sending to staff members of their finance departments.

A large number of e-mails have been intercepted which advise the recipients, people who're capable of issuing such payments, for starting the money transfer process aiming particular accounts towards paying actually non-existent goods that a renowned source supposedly delivered on credit.

Now, the scammers for attaining their objective may set domain names which spoof those of the organization they attempt at disguising. Besides, while drafting the e-mail, they may allude to an earlier conversation, thereby raising the victim's faith in the e-mail.

Subsequently, they may dispatch another fake e-mail impersonating the organization's managerial staff telling that certain wire transfer is required from the victim.

This e-mail would carry an attachment depicting one file with lucid instructions regarding the method for making the transaction by involving the bank A/C, business identifier sign, the sum credited as well as details of the person credited.

Symantec writes on its blog that when its researchers were analyzing the scam e-mails, they discovered that those messages were being dispatched simultaneously with the fake domain name registering. That, the security company thinks, is possibly for extracting the payment prior to having the domain-names caught and annulled. Symantec.com published this dated October 29, 2014.

A large number of the fraudulent e-mails related to the phony wire transfer have one PDF attachment that gives the directions for the money transfer.

But, more scam e-mails are getting dispatched without attachments with merely a single text line. Here, for the scam to become successful, the person getting the message must answer it after which the scammers would send the payment particulars.

Thus, anybody getting the above kind of e-mail requesting a money transfer which appears unusual should verify the authenticity of its sender. For, would a company CEO making such a request to a junior staff have any feasibility, Symantec asks of unsuspecting Internauts suggesting they ponder over it.

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