The scammers must be getting more and more desperate to get their claws on our money.
Their criminal business model is messed up somewhat by anti-spam filters blocking their fraudulent messages from reaching potential victims.
What’s a bad guy to do?
Well, they could do what this scammer has done – wrap their scam email up into a format that anti-spam software might not look at so closely.
Subject: Please quote your !
From: Arsenal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Attached file: Arsenal.ppt
Please find attachement
The scammer doesn't give away much information in the email itself, but only the attachment (a PowerPoint file) and you'll read that Arsenal Football Club have awarded you a £2,350,000 prize in their lottery.
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
Found this article interesting? Follow Graham Cluley on Twitter or Mastodon to read more of the exclusive content we post.