Yes, I’m talking about the one with the subject line “Western Union Agent urgent action needed.”
Well, that email didn't really come from Western Union.
No, it was sent from a spammer that wants to infect your computer with Mal/BredoZp-B, which is hiding inside the attached file, WU-BD02E0BBE2.pdf.zip.
Here’s the full email that I’m talking about:
Subject: Western Union Agent urgent action needed
From: Western Union Agent Portal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Western Union® AgentPortal
Dear WU agent,
Western Union Agent Coordination Department notifies all its agents about urgent changes in the reward system and working conditions.
In order to continue working as an agent you must read the list of changes through and sign the contract provided in the attachments to the email.
We are sorry to cause inconvenience. Please do not be slow in making the decision and make the necessary actions as soon as you can.
Western Union Agent Coordination Department
Western Union © 2012
What to Do with Western Union Spam
Should you receive a copy of the above email - or perhaps another suspicious looking email claiming to be from Western Union – then it is recommended that you:
- Do NOT download or open the attached file.
- Do NOT click on any suspicious links within the email.
- Forward the email to email@example.com.
- Delete the emails immediately.
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