Yesterday I received an email which stated that I had not signed and replied to a contract that I had been sent for a business supplier.
As I didn’t remember seeing any such contract or requesting one, I sent a short email requesting details.,
What I received back was a variation of the ‘Banking Cybercrime’ scam.
Here is a short excerpt of the email:
I am Mr. Chen Mulan a nationality of Taiwan and bank officer with the International bank of Taipei (Bank SinoPac) Taiwan. Let me give you a detailed description of what is in this transaction for us. In June 2001, My late client Muhsin Akmosh Al-Timimi (An Iraqi Crude oil merchant), who is a nationality of Iraq, made a numbered fixed deposit of Eighteen Million Three hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($18.3 million United States dollars) for 18 calendar months…
I have reported this to the PSNI Cybercrime unit and retained the emails in a separate folder for their attention.
I will keep you updated of developments.