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Filipinos Facing New Phishing Scam

According to the coming in from AMLC (Anti Money Laundering Council), Philippines, global professional con artist and phishers have discovered a new way of phishing Filipinos of their money.

It appears that cyber crooks have got success in exporting their misconducts through e-mail as many Filipinos worldwide have received fake mail or messages, where they are told that they have won a million pesos in a megabuck raffle they did not even join.

Talking about the modus operandi of this phishing attack, security analysts revealed that the content of a fake e-mail contains the name of a person who claims to be an attorney. After informing, the fake lawyer directs the winner to send cash by a remittance company or submit money in a bank account.

The reports said that the user is made to convince that money charged is for some prerequisite details for getting the alleged prize money. After getting the prepaid money, the hacker will never contact the user again.

The reports also disclosed that crooks are making use of some established companies like BSP (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas), Gaming Corporation, the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office, the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Philippine Amusement.

Security analysts claimed that the names of these reputed organizations make the e-mail appears more authentic. Therefore, the users are easily deceived.

The security analysts say that the recent trade of wining prize money is nothing much but constructive work of hackers attempting to leak private details of Filipinos worldwide.

After analyzing the aspects of new phishing scam, security analysts have concluded that the present wave of phishing e-mails claiming of giving prizes is a work of scammers, who are trying to get hold of private details of Filipinos from all over the world.

Further, security analysts have caution Filipinos as well as others about such kinds of phishing scam. Fortunately, Vic Aquino of AMLC in collaboration with the Western Union and NBI has arrested many text scammers in Davao City. Also, these attackers are now facing court charges.

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