An email scam is using a Naked Security news story about the arrest of a gang of suspected credit card fraudsters, in an attempt to scam innocent internet users.
The scam emails have the subject line “We have mandated your payment, kindly view below attachment”, and claim to come from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3).
Attached to the emails is a file (DETAILS.doc) which presents itself as an official communication from the IC3, explaining that criminal proceeds have been confiscated from scammers, and as the recipient’s name and email address was found in the criminals’ possession one million dollars in compensation is available…
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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