Hardly a day goes by that I don’t receive a number of email scams and I am sure you are receiving the same or similar ones. Today’s scam of the day comes from an email that came with the message line “Wire Payment Transfer Confirmation.” Here is a copy of the email:
"I am glad we were able to resolve the issue with the payment. I have attached
the confirmation slip from the completed wire of $13,700 into your designated
account. Please view the slip attached and get back to me ASAP.
Attached to the email was what was indicated to be a confirmation slip from a wire transfer. Curiosity killed the cat and it can also infect your computer. Scams like this appeal to your curiosity. Don’t give in because if you download the attachment all you will succeed in doing is downloading keystroke logging malware that will steal the information from your computer and use it to make you a victim of identity theft.
Never click on links in email or download attachments unless you are absolutely positive that they are legitimate. I have never done business with someone named Weber Green so why would I download an attachment from him? Even if an email appears to be legitimate, you should always confirm that it is real before ever considering downloading an attachment or clicking on a link. Also, make sure that you have up to date anti-virus and anti-malware software on your computer and other electronic devices.