e-Transfer phishing fraud
Email Money Transfer Spoofing
Criminals have found another way to defraud members by sending them fake Email Money Transfers via email.
How is this happening?
It is believed the criminals are sending out these emails as phishing to see who will click on the spoofed link. Once the linked is clicked, spyware or malware is loaded onto your computer.
What can you do?
Be careful when you receive an email telling you someone is sending you money…be suspcious, even, unless you are expecting it.
Check the incoming email carefully. Fraudulent emails often:
- do not have a recipient's name. The fraudsters do not know you. They don't have your name or email address, so there is no "To:" in the message.
- are a means for fraudsters to download spyware or malware onto your computer.
DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINKS. You can hover over them, and you will likely find that the actual link does not match what you see printed in the email message under "Deposit Required”.
See an actual example. Note that we have disabled the links to protect our members.