After Internet, phishers have started targeting mobile phone users. They simply send a sms or mms message to contact them back either through a mobile number or through email. And when you get trapped in their hand, they extort money in the name of service charge, courier charges, taxes and what not. BEWARE of such messages and never reply them.
Here is an interesting story appeared in Fsecure blog:
There's an ongoing SMS / e-mail fraud underway.
People are receiving text messages to their phones that look something like this:
If you send an e-mail to the listed address, this is what you'll get back:
From: Gsm Notification (firstname.lastname@example.org)FROM THE
Date: 11.06.2008 11:49
DESK OF THE PROMOTION OFFICER,
GSM MOBILE SWEEPSTAKES PROMO.
CALLE CLAUDIO COELLO 41, 28001 MADRID,
UNITED KINGDOM ( UK ) / SPANISH ALLIANCE GSM SUBSCRIBERS PROMOTION.
Mr. Xxxx Xxxxxxx .
Verification No: CN435-663-6
Winning No: +35840XXXXXX
Date: 11th June , 2008.
Congratulations!!! On behalf of UNITED KINGDOM(UK)/SPANISH GSM Staffs we hereby
Congratulates you on your Mobile Phone Serial Number has won you the Sum of
€170,000.00 (One Hundred and Seventy Thousand Euro) on the ongoing UNITED
KINGDOM(UK)/SPANISH GSM MOBILE PROMOTION . A Cheque has been issued under your name ( Xxxxx Xxxxxxx.) and it will be Deliver to your House Address through the Deplomate Parcel Officers.
But you will never get any parcel or any check!
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