Brand new scam targeting Canadians hot on the heels of tax time. This scam email claims to be regarding your tax return but in the style of an Interac e-Transfer. CRA – Canada Revenue Agency does not send you tax return money in this fashion. They will only fund your bank account as per setting up your e-file account or by cheque to your home/business address.
The scam email cloaks links to a hacked Vietnamese website impersonating the usual login for Interac transfers. Do not visit the website noted below or in your own email as it also likely contains a blackhole exploit kit.
The email as sent to us is noted below. Your version may differ slightly. If you filled in the form you must immediately contact your bank by telephone and tell them what happened.
You just receive an INTERAC e-Transfer
(previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer).
Amount: $250.00 (CAD)
Sender’s Message: A message was not provided
Expiry Date: 28 May 2013
To deposit your money, click here:
Trouble with the link? Type it into your web browser address bar.
What is an INTERAC e-Transfer? (previously INTERAC Email Money Transfer). If you use
online or mobile banking at a participating financial institution, you can send and
receive money quickly and easily.
Email or text messages carry the notice while the financial institutions securely transfer
the money using existing payment networks. If your financial institution does not yet
offer INTERAC e-Transfer, you can still deposit transfers to any bank account in Canada.
Click http://www.interac.ca/consumers/faqs.php#emt for details.
Pour voir les d?tails du virement en fran?ais,
cliquez sur le lien ci-dessous :
The cloaked link which should be flagged by your email program (Thunderbird, Outlook etc) leads to cntt.ntt.edu.xx/Qui_Trinh/xxxx
The email was sent from 188.8.131.52 which is most likely a compromised home user.