Trend Micro Warns of Two World Cup Scams
Two related scams are trying to capitalize on this summer's World Cup tournament in South Africa.
The first comes via a .doc e-mail attachment telling recipients of a competition run in part by the FIFA Organizing Committee and offering a $550,000 prize. The second scam is a poorly written e-mail with a PDF attachment that tries to get the user to give up fund transfer banking information in order to get their 30 percent share of a non-existent $10.5 million jackpot.
Says Gelo Abendan, of Trend Micro's technical comms team, in a blog post:
Both scams do not directly ask for cash. Instead, they request for information or for the recipients to coordinate with a fake contact accompanied by a call to action to send in their contact details.