Fake Western Union Invoice Attacks

Posted Monday, September 01, 2008 1:51 PM by hwaldron

Western Union malware attacks have emerged in addition to those recently documented for UPS and FedEx.  Users should avoid and delete these spammed messages.  If there are any questionable items, it is safer to call the local offices of these shippers directly.

Fake Western Union Invoice Attacks

QUOTE: Here we go again — another invoice spam run! Apparently, invoice spam has recently gained popularity among spammers. We’ve seen invoice spam runs related to UPS, FedEx, and of course, German-language Rechnung spam receipts. Now, this new invoice spam claims to come from Western Union, informing recipients that their credit card-issuing bank has halted the transaction by the demand of the “Federal Criminal Investigation Service”.


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