Email scammers try to pull the rug from under carpet firm

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Most of us are getting pretty used to receive bogus emails claiming to come from online banks, trying to phish our information, and there can be few of us who haven’t been barraged by letters from Nigeria that say we are the rightful heir to a multi-milion dollar fortune.

Some scams, however, have a more surreal air to them.  Take this one that has been intercepted a number of times by the experts at SophosLabs:

Hello,

I am Mick Williamson  by name. I have acquired your email address as a person who is actively involved in or is looking for an online business opportunity or looking for a part time job to compliment current earnings.

Email Us Back at WilliamsonCarpet@***.com for more informations. If you are interested email back for further informations and application form and Include this Reference Number for you identification ( #202 ).

This is not hoax, Dont Miss The Golden Opportunity. I will await the Interested candidate responses.

Best Regards
Mick Williamson…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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