Just recently, we received a request for help from a client. The client was being very diligent and suspicious of incoming emails in her spam bin. This was a particularly tricky one which used the client’s own email address in the spam email to make it look like the client herself had sent an email out, and the spammer was just replying to that email.
In this example, Jane Doe was our client and Jimmy Dean was the spammer.
The hacker even included an unsubscribe link at the bottom of the fake email he intended to make the client think she sent out to appear legitimate.
Be careful out there when opening emails you do not recognize! When in doubt, throw it out and think before you click!
From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 12:58 PM
To: Jane Doe <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: invoice 17235546 problem
Greetings…….I have never paid this fee before…can you please check my contract to see if we agreed to that.
Phone: Fake Phone was here
Estimating Fax: Fake fax was here
Main Office Fax: Fake fax was here
Sent from my iPhone
On Thu, June 26, 2017 at 09:24 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
We have your invoice ready , on our invoice portal (virus email link was here)
Click below to view it online:
Invoice 17235546 (virus email link was here)
For any questions, get back to me at <email@example.com>