BEWARE: Phishing email regarding payout

Hello and Assalamo Alaikum,

I wanted to share the phishing emails I received now and I by mistakenly downloaded the attachment and tried to open which in turned out a fake one and nothing happened. I quickly realized that I was on the wrong side for opening the mail because I had received original email of payment from at the end of last month.

**NOTE** This is to inform everyone that these emails were NOT sent by DomainNameSales.com and has absolutely nothing to do with that.

I went ahead and changed all the passwords for important sites. Make sure you guys don’t open. However, below is the entire email with IDs:

“marketing@vijol.com>”

Dear Sir/Madam,

The attached payment advice is issued at the request of our customer. The advice is for your reference only.
Yours faithfully,

Global Payments and Cash Management
HSBC
***************************************************************************
This is an auto-generated email, please DO NOT REPLY. Any replies to this
email will be disregarded.
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Security tips
1. Install virus detection software and personal firewall on your computer. This software needs to be updated regularly to ensure you have the latest protection.
2. To prevent viruses or other unwanted problems, do not open attachments from unknown or non-trustworthy sources.
3. If you discover any unusual activity, please contact the remitter of this payment as soon as possible.”
Received another one too in some minutes:

“advising.service.4196364.200940.548674664@mail.hsbcnet.hsbc.com”

Dear Sir/Madam,

The attached payment advice is issued at the request of our customer. The advice is for your reference only.
Yours faithfully,

Global Payments and Cash Management
HSBC
***************************************************************************
This is an auto-generated email, please DO NOT REPLY. Any replies to this
email will be disregarded.
***************************************************************************
Security tips
1. Install virus detection software and personal firewall on your computer. This software needs to be updated regularly to ensure you have the latest protection.
2. To prevent viruses or other unwanted problems, do not open attachments from unknown or non-trustworthy sources.
3. If you discover any unusual activity, please contact the remitter of this payment as soon as possible.”

Any advice or feedback is welcome in this regard to keep things safe and intact.

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Richard
Richard
4 years ago

I think you might want to remove the reference to DNS Abdul Basit.

I think this was just a common phishing email related to HSBC, and nothing at all to do with DNS.

If you did open something be very careful to fully scan your PC. Depending on what it was you may have installed something that could later see your updated passwords. Best case it was just a simple phishing HTML page, but you need to take great care.

Omar Negron
4 years ago

I really, really, really dislike phishing emails. I get them a lot from people trying to mask themselves as Godaddy.

It’s horrible…

Thanks Abdul

-Omar

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