Hey guys! Check out this awful phishing attempt I received in my email! For OPSEC reasons, I've changed any occurrence of my name to "Doe." Yes, he addressed me by my last name.
Subject: Dear Doe,
I am Barrister Fredrick Adonko, a Legal adviser to my late client
Mr.D.E.Doe,a national of your country who dwelt and worked here for more than twenty years as a businessman and a major contractor to shell petroleum development company. After
unsuccessful attempts to locate his relatives, I decided to contact you to assist me and get this huge amount of
(US$.9.5Million) left over in the Bank here in Lome-Togo,
for more information reply me.
Barr. Fredrick .Adonko (Esq)
Obviously, as a white-hat community we would never attempt to phish people. However, take a second to enjoy this garbage email.
What are the obvious flaws in this email? Weak grammar and formatting make it obvious that this isn't a legit email from any respectable law firm. Telling me about a "late" relative I've never heard of is also another big no-no.
The "attacker's" email addresses:
[email protected] and
fredrick adonko <[email protected]> are similar to blacklisted emails found here.
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