“AWAITING YOUR REPLY” – Phishing Scam – October 17, 2018

Posted on: October 17th, 2018 by No Comments

Below is the most recent phishing email and website we have seen.  Similar to past emails, this scam attempts to trick users into entering personal account information (e.g. username/password). Users should not click any links in this email and should delete it right away. As a reminder, Loyola will never ask for your password or to verify your account.

If you have any questions about this or any email, before you act on the email, please call or email the ITS Helpdesk 773-508-4487, helpdesk@luc.edu.


From:
Date: October 17, 2018 at 11:47:16 AM CDT
To:
Subject: AWAITING YOUR REPLY.
Reply-To:

Dear Email [-],

The United Kingdom’s Treasury Department receives over Ј10bn
every year from unclaimed estates; forgotten funds; abandoned
shares and dormant accounts.This letter is a final warning notice
regarding the death of my Late client Edward, wife and only
daughter while on holiday at Louisiana USA in the August 2005
Atlantic hurricane Katrina disaster. According to the laws of
England and Wales, section 46 of the Administration of Estates
Act of 1925 (with subsequent amendments). My late client’s bank
has issued me a Final written notice to provide his next-of-kin
within 7 days or have his funds declared UNCLAIMED and sent into
government treasury.

I have been in charge of managing his properties here in London
for a long time. There were some of his properties put out for
sale before his death,for which payment has since been made. The
proceeds of the sale is deposited into his local account here. I
found your name in some of his documents and that is why I traced
your email through an advanced search.

I am contacting you because you bear the same last-name with my
late client.I want to know if you are in anyway related to my
late client.

Regards,

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