by Pardeep Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:10 am
'Please confirm this order'
Another popular scam is fake invoices. Here's how this scam works: The bad guys create a fake invoice and sends it via email as an attachment. Once the user opens the email attachment, there are a few variations of it. The recipient may be asked to confirm or cancel an order, they may be told that the parcel service was unable to deliver a package due to incorrect address, or the recipient may receive a customs notification about an international package. In all the cases, the order appears as a great bargain.
In every instance, the email either asks users for their credit card details so that their account can be credited or requires the recipient to open an invoice or customs form to receive the package.