7. February 2020 12:51 by sircles
in Fraud, Online Fraud, SPAM, Phishing
SWIFT Transfer (MT103) 070FT04162180001 - Spam Warning !!
Watch out for any unrecognised email address claiming they have sent you money. The best way to deal with anything you are not sure about, without wasting time, is simply to reply to them, asking for confirmation that their email has come to the correct address.
In the case of the below:
From: Zahra Rahimi <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, February 7, 2020 8:18 AM
Subject: SWIFT Transfer (MT103) 070FT04162180001
Today we have transferred payment to your bank account as per our customer's instruction.
The attached payment advice is issued at the request of our customer and the advice is for your reference only, kindly contact the remitter should you require further clarification.
- The short payment of USD 25 is as a result of the bank charge on the TT
Business Development Coordinator
P.O. Box 3818, Doha, Qatar.
T: +974-40154951 | M: +974-66864401 | F: +974-40154931
Please consider the environment before printing this email
This message contains confidential information intended only for the sole recipients. If you are not the intended recipient you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited.
It is fairly unlikely that Zahra Rahimi (firstname.lastname@example.org) is going to receive the message anyway as their email address is almost certainly fake unless the domain was registered by a very confident person who has continually misheard 'wealth management' throughout their adult life.
The attachment appears to be some sort of assembled executable, so I'm not sure how it would work as a .download file.
Either way, mark this email source and subject as spam and take care with all finance related emails, especially at work.