Wire Transfer – Phishing Email Sent to Fordham Community on 12/22/08

This is another phishing email that has been reported. This message was received on or about December 22nd, 2008.

The message is targeted to you (even within the body of the email) and is crafted such that it appears as if you were the initiator of the email thread. If you received this before Postini was able to detect it you may have also received a .zip file. DO NOT open this file, this file is infected with a virus and may harm your computer. Postini is now aware of this email scam and is detecting and removing this infected file.

Please DO NOT respond to this message. You may disregard and delete this message. If you have any questions about the validity of this email please contact the University Help Desk directly at 718 817-3999 or via email: helpdesk@fordham.edu.
Please note: Random Person is exactly that, each instance of this spam comes from a different sender. Your name is typically your full name and your actual email address.

Random Person
To: yourname@fordham.edu
12/22/2008 04:20 PM
Subject: Re: wire transfer

Please respond to random.person@someaddress.com

The wire transfer has been released.

BENEFICIARY : Your Name
ABA ROUTING# : XXXXXX384
ACCOUNT# : XXX-XXX-XXXX45
AMMOUNT : $19,451.26

Please check the wire statement attached and let me know if everything is correct.
I am waiting for your reply.

Random Person

— On Mon, 12/15/08, Your Name wrote:

From: Your email
Subject: wire transfer
To: random.person@someaddress.com
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2008, 10:21 AM

We still haven’t received the wire transfer.
Thank you
Your Name(See attached file: bank_statement.zip)

** (File attachment removed for security reasons.)**

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