March 18, 2011 3 Comments
As with all major events worldwide, spammers and scammers are exploiting these events to get their message delivered into your inbox. Now with the earthquake, the tsunami and problems in the nuclear powerplants in Japan it is not different.
MX Lab, http://www.mxlab.eu/, has intercepted some emails where scammers want to exploit the generosity of people. Here we have an example with the subject “JAPANESE EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS!”:
I am Kasumi Umeko resident in Spain. We have other japanese families living as a community here in Spain. Our family members were severely affected by the recent Tsunami earthquake that happened in the pacific ocean that devasted Tokyo and led to the lost over 13,000 lives and properties worth billions of Dollars.
We implore to help the earthquake victims that lack food and shelter. We have established a distribtion channel to these victims. You can send your gifts and aids as cash by western union money transfer system to our division responsible for the distribution of food, shelter and medical assistance using the information stated below:
FIRST NAME: SHIZUKA
ADDRESS: CALLE VELAZQUEZ 8
After making the payment send the payment details to the Assistance Distribution Section as stated below:
MONEY TRANSFER CONTROL NUMBERS. (MTCN)
Thanks for your assistance to the need of humanity of the Japanese people. May God richly blessed and also expand your territory in any field of your endevour.
Now, please, do not fall for such scams. You will only transfer funds to people who have no intensions whatsoever helping the Japanese people. When emails like this one mention “western union money transfer system” you should be very carefull and it is even better to delete the message immediatly.