An email claiming to be from the Al Fardan Money Exchange telling me a sob story about why they have messed up the payment to me but can now go ahead with it and I just need to open up the attached zip file for payment details.
Scammers learned the psychological trick sometimes used by Marketers that if you say there’s been a mistake but everything is fixed now and payment (or whatever) can go ahead that gives people a false sense of security and hence makes the sales pitch or scam a little more believable.
The email contains a zip file but surely everyone has learned by now that opening up a zip file is DANGEROUS.
People make zip files for 2 reasons
- Because they need to send you something very large that will be considerably reduced in size if zipped e.g. 100+ page documents or very large pictures etc.
- Because they want to hide something e.g. a virus from email scanners.
A payment slip is a very small document so the only reason to zip it is hide the malware contained within.
The company is supposedly Al Fardan Money Exchange but the email is from indasupport.com and the name on the bottom of the email is Ahalia Exchange Bureau so that’s three mismatching names.
A pathetic scam attempt.
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