CyberSec Tips: Email – Spam – Fraud – example 3
This one is slightly interesting, in that it contains elements of both 419 and phishing. It’s primarily an advance fee fraud message. First off, the headers:
> Subject: Dear Winner!!!
> From: CHELPT <email@example.com>
> Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2013 17:45:06 +0530
> Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Message-ID: <XXX.eurprd01.prod.exchangelabs.com>
Again, we see different domains, in particular, a different address to reply to, as opposed to where it is supposed to be from.
> Corporate Headquarters
> Technical Office Chevrolet promotion unit
> 43/45 The Promenade…
> Head Office Chevrolet motors
> 43/45 The Promenade Cheltenham
> Ref: UK/9420X2/68
> Batch: 074/05/ZY369
> Chevrolet Canter, London, SE1 7NA – United Kingdom
My, my, my. With all that addressing and reference numbers, it certainly looks official. But isn’t.
> Dear Winner,
> Congratulations, you have just won a cash prize of £1,000, 000, 00. One million
> Great British Pounds Sterling (GBP) in the satellite software email lottery.
> On-line Sweepstakes International program held on this day Satur day 23rd
> November 2013 @05:42.PM London time. Conducted by CHEVROLET LOTTERY BOARD in
> which your e-mail address was pick randomly by software powered by the Internet
> send data’s to;
> Tell: +44 701 423 4661 Email: email@example.com Officer Name: Mr.
> Morrison Luke. CHEVROLET LOTTERY BOARD London UK
As usual, you have supposedly won something. If you reply, of course, there will start to be fees or taxes that you have to pay before the money is released to you. The amounts will start out small (hey, who wouldn’t be willing to pay a hundred pound “processing fee” in order to get a million pounds, right?) but then get larger. (Once you’ve paid something, then you would tend to be willing to pay more. Protecting your investment, as it were.) And, of course you will never see a cent of your winnings, inheritance, charity fund, etc, etc.
> Below is the claims and verifications form. You are expected to fill and return
> it immediately so we can start processing your claims:
> 1. Full Names:
> 2. Residential Address:
> 3. Direct Phone No:
> 4. Fax Number
> 5. Occupation:
> 6. Sex:
> 7. Age:
> 8. Nationality:
> 9. Annual Income:
> 10. Won Before:
> 11. Batch number: CHELPT1611201310542PM
> 12: Ticket Numbers: 69475600545-72113
> 13: Lucky numbers: 31-6-26-13-35-7
But here, they are starting to ask you for a lot of personal information. This could be used for identity theft. Ultimately, they might ask for your bank account information, in order to transfer your winnings. Given enough other data on you, they could then empty your account.
> We wish you the best of luck as you spend your good fortune thank you for being
> part of our commemorative yearly Draws.
> Mrs. Susan Chris.
> CHEVROLET LOTTERY PROMOTION TEAM.
Oh, yeah. Good luck on ever getting any of this money.