pancakes

MicrostockGroup Sponsors


Author Topic: Beware! Read this for a major fraud happening in USA! Do not click or respond  (Read 1139 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

No Free Lunch

« on: January 23, 2015, 21:40 »
0
FYI- They contacted my Microstock email address!  >:(


After 2014 finish annual calculations of your fiscal activity,
 we have determined that you are  eligible to receive a tax return of
 3403.27 CAD. Please submit the tax return request by having your tax
 refund sent to your bank account in due time.

For tax refund click here

 Follow the instructions on your screen.

 If you have already confirmed your information then please
 disregard this message.

 Revenue Agency of Canada


« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2015, 23:47 »
+2
Why would anyone in USA think they are getting a refund from Canadian Revenue Agency?

« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2015, 00:53 »
+2
I got something similar about a supposed European payment with a link that appeared to be for a Word document-  se607yj.doc - but didn't seem to load (there was a download failed message). I hope it hasn't done anything.
What is the "major fraud" they're trying to pull?

« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2015, 06:11 »
+1
I got something similar about a supposed European payment with a link that appeared to be for a Word document-  se607yj.doc - but didn't seem to load (there was a download failed message). I hope it hasn't done anything.
What is the "major fraud" they're trying to pull?

It's probably not major fraud ... just phishing attempts (which could end in fraud, or technically could be fraud since they're pretending to be someone they're not ... anyhow) ...

It's pretty much the same thing as the old woman in Syberia or some crap who needs to move a sum of $5,000,000 to somewhere in the states or blah blah blah.

« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2015, 07:15 »
+2
I got something similar about a supposed European payment with a link that appeared to be for a Word document-  se607yj.doc - but didn't seem to load (there was a download failed message). I hope it hasn't done anything.
What is the "major fraud" they're trying to pull?
Run a virus scan, and one for malware with something like "Malwarebytes". These things can be exe files carrying nasties packaged as doc files to get you to open them.
To the OP forward the whole thing, with the complete header, to the Canadian tax people. They will try to shut it down.
It's been happening for a long time now in the UK with emails purporting to be from "HMRC".   


 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
22 Replies
5963 Views
Last post December 21, 2008, 08:03
by khwi
12 Replies
4223 Views
Last post March 30, 2009, 14:23
by goldenangel
7 Replies
3216 Views
Last post June 15, 2011, 11:58
by FreeTransform
2 Replies
1158 Views
Last post October 13, 2011, 14:20
by KB
2 Replies
2299 Views
Last post March 14, 2012, 16:35
by Microstock Posts

Sponsors

Microstock Poll Results