Some of us have gotten pretty good at recognizing email scams. For those of you don’t and who want a quick lesson, here’s a good example.
The one below looks like an airline eTicket. Good thing for me that I don’t fly American.
- The misspelling of “please” is a first hint.
- The “From” address is firstname.lastname@example.org (I would put a-airlines.com in a browser to check if its real)
- And notice the ticket date of June. Obviously we aren’t flying in June anymore.
- And the payload (attached) is an .rar file which is a compressed file that, when opened, will infect your computer.
SEAT / 08E/ZONE 3
DATE / TIME 21 JUNE, 2012, 10:11 PM
ARRIVING / Riverside
FORM OF PAYMENT / CC
TOTAL PRICE / 159.59 USD
REF / EF3951 ST / OK
BAG / 1PC
Your ticket is attached.
You can print your ticket.
To open archive please use this password: ticket11
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