If you were born yesterday, and happen to be running a business, this might interest you. It’s a copy of the mail I received today claiming to come from the very real Maitha General Trading group in Dubai.
This is Ahmose from MGT Group of Companies based in Dubai-UAE,We got your company recommendation from one of your customer, And we will like to place some order, Attached is our P.O for the first order please note quality and delivery time is very essential to us, kindly reply with following…..
1)Your proforma invoice to enable make payment asp,
2)Your estimated delivery time.
Your early reply will be highly appreciated.
Thanks & Best Regards,
THE MGT Group of Companies
P.O. Box 4191,
Their website has better quality English than this mail – which is one of the first hints that things might not be right – including a very good Whistle Blowers policy! Sadly there is not a list of management included so that I could see if the name used is real.
The second hint that things might not be quite right, aside from the fact that very few companies send an order for goods in such a manner, is that the file attached is a .rar file. Most people are already – I would hope – aware of .zip file problems, which invariably include an .exe command file right at the start. A .rar file is much the same, a compressed document or set of commands which needs to be decompressed and is used to send a mass of data in a smaller package.
Who sends an order for anything with a compressed file? An order would be just a few pages, nothing more than that.
However, if you were born yesterday and open the file, then, as soon as you manage to clean your computer up and get rid of whatever it is they are trying to infect you with – and it is not the MGT Group – then I have a very nice, hardly used bridge you could buy from me for ready cash…
Love & Kisses, Viki.