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3/9/17: Circulation of a New Phishing Email

March 9, 2017 3:14 PM

A new phishing email is circulating the George Mason University community. This is a copy of the latest phishing email. If you get this message, DO NOT reply, DO NOT click any links, and DO NOT provide any personal information. Delete the bogus email. We never ask for this information via email. The Email Group is working on the list of who received the email and is closing the accounts of those who responded to it.

THE PHISHING EMAIL LOOKS LIKE THIS:

National Road, Musina Limpopo, South Africa Messina Shopping Centre National Road, Musina Limpopo, South Africa
Tel: +1-(800) 542-3590 (Customer care Hotline)
Tel: +1-(800) 666-3947
Fax: +27-(0) 86 567 5877
Email: acpd@orange.sn
Website: www.moneygram.com
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CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN AND VERY URGENT!

THIS IS YOUR FINAL AND FINAL REMINDING NOTICE OF YOUR OUTSTANDING PENDING PAYMENT FUNDS GBP£4,500,000.00 TO BE CLAIM AND RELEASED TO YOU
IMMEDIATELY:

Attn: Sole Beneficiary

Good day,

As we're fast approaching to get this transactions finalize and materialized we the entire Executive Board of Directors of (Moneyweb Private Banking Pty Ltd) has today deeply solid agreed with you to release your outstanding long overdue pending  payment funds of GBP£4,500,000.00 (Four Million Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds) only and that should be total equivalents to: $5,552,550.00 USD US Dollar right now the board also agreed with good faith and humility to start wiring your funds through using MONEY GRAM EXPRESS TRANSFER by sending each day over limit upgraded $13,642.37 USD every day as limit, by two transactions it'll be totally $18,642.37 USD every day transactions we did as we urgently placed it in our transfer control system by installment method until you finally receive all your outstanding pending payment funds from us.

Please you instructed to pick up our first installment part payment funds of USD$18,642.37 today then tomorrow morning another payment will be endorse, commence and then transfer to you as well but that should be every day sending money to you will be absolutely USD$18,642.37 until your outstanding payment funds of $5,552,550.00 USD US Dollar finally remit to you accordingly as sole beneficiary of said fund in question.

Transaction Ref: TLL020020000012

We refer to your request dated in January, 2017 for D10 Payment via (MONEY GRAM EXPRESS TRANSFER) Transaction for $18,642.37 USD; we are pleased to confirm that this request has been completed congratulations once again!

Click on check status to view that your first payment is available for pick up by you. Remember it is compulsory to track it first. So if you want to track the money to confirm if the fund is transferred visit our website below: [*link removed*]

[*link removed*]

Please find below transfer record printout desk as first start installment payment has been wired already REFERENCE no#: stated below:
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Send Money through Money Gram(R)

Reference Number: 529833

Transaction Status: Successful

Transaction Date/Time: 2-01-2017 2:41:12 PM GST

From Account: 3354961409 (Current)

Pickup Amount: $13,642.37 USD

REFERENCE NO#: 622-722-43

Sender's Name: John Shabangu

MG Reference No: 086046156

Estimated Destination FCY Amount: US Dollars $13,642.37

Exchange Rate: 1.00000 USD

Tax Invoice No.: 5113-091-150430-125539

GST @1.00000 USD

Transaction Amount: $13,642.37 USD

Total Amount Payable: $13,642.37 USD

Purpose Code: Transaction of 1.00000 USD

AND BELOW

Test Question: WHAT COLOR
Answer: WHITE
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Below is your another second payment for $5,000.00 USD sent today via MONEY GRAM EXPRESS TRANSFER SYSTEM.

Click on the link below to track your $5,000.00 USD payment status now. It is a compulsory step to take if you really want to gain access to your payment. You can also copy and paste the link on your web browser:

Track View Website link:
[*link removed*]

Money Transfer Control Number (REFERENCE)# REFERENCE NO#:691-339-72 Sender First Name:Isaiah Sender Last Name:Ike Amount Sent: $5,000.00 USD

Click on check status to view that your first payment is available for pick up by you. Remember it is compulsory to track it first. So if you want to track the money to confirm if the fund is transferred visit our website below: [*link removed*]

Enter the (REFERENCE) Number#: 69133972 and senderís last name. IKE and click tracking and it will show you that your funds is available for you to pick up.

The transfer (REFERENCE) numbers is already available for pick up by you.
Kindly visit our official web site [*link removed*],Find
Tracking on the top right of the site page, and insert accordingly the details following the instructions below or Call our Customer Service Center (+1-866-954-7475) and following the instructions below tracked your transfer and confirmed information blow

Kindly do fill in the form below by reconfirmed back your details to enable us speed up this transaction amicably without hitched or further delay since this transaction has became overdue transaction and it has approved and signed by the executive board of directors:

(1) FULL NAME:---------------
(2) DATE OF BIRTH:---------------
(3) MARITAL STATUS:---------------
(4) OCCUPATION:---------------
(5) HOME ADD:---------------
(6) ZIP:---------------
(7) CODE:---------------
(8) COUNTRY:---------------
(9) NATIONALITY:---------------
(10)CELL NO:---------------
(11)TEL:NO:---------------
(12)FAX:NO:---------------
(13)PASSPORT COPY:---------------
(14) YOU CAN AS WELL BY ATTACHED YOUR BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS FOR THE WIRE TRANSFER DIRECTLY INTO YOUR DESIGNATED BANK ACCOUNT WITHIN 48HRS.

KINDLY DO VIEW THE ATTACHED FILE:

TRANSFER IMMEDIATELY:

We take this opportunity to thank you for using MONEYWEB PRIVATE iBanking South Africa.

Should you require any clarification, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Hotline anytime at +1-(800) 666-3947 (within South Africa), or +1 (800)542-3590 (outside South Africa). For clients of Moneyweb Treasures, Treasures Private Client or Private Banking, please call +1 866-954-7475 (within South Africa) 1-800-922-7146 (outside South Africa). FAX: +27 (0) 86 567 5877 or just send an email to us.

Attached to this email are your payment slip copies of your first installment payment of USD$18,642.37. Now the fund is ready for pick up at any MONEY GRAM EXPRESS OUTLETS AGENT OFFICE around your vicinity (area):
Mind you this (REFERENCE)# will only last in our system within 744hrs (31
days) from the day this transaction has been perform that means you have to hurry up and PICK UP THIS FUND right now to avoid expiration of this (REFERENCE)# in our system.

KINDLY DO EMAIL US AT: atr@afnet.net

FOR INQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL US AT: adamsmartine@jmail.co.za

TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE MONEY DO EMAIL US AT: attorney.eduardbela@webmail.co.za

Yours in Services,
Dr. Mrs. Hendrina Cecilia Van Der Linden Chief Correspondence, International Customer Relation Officer Moneyweb Private Banking Pty Ltd South Africa.
Tel:  +1- (800) 542-3590
Fax:  +27-(0) 86 567 5877

Money Transfer ¦ Global Money Transfer ¦ Money Gram [*link removed*] [1]Send a money transfer online to your friends and family around the world with Money Gram Transfer money to a bank account or for cash pickup.
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Tel:+(27) 87 702 9996 ¦ Fax: +27 (0) 86 567 5877 ¦ Offices Address:
Messina Shopping Centre¦ National Road, Musina ¦ LIMPOPO,ZA ¦South Africa¦.



BE AWARE: Messages of this type are malicious phishing* attacks. Do not respond. If you have responded contact the ITS Support Center at 703-993-8870 or via email at support@gmu.edu. 

*Phishing is a term used by hackers who imitate legitimate companies and organizations in emails to entice users to share passwords, Social Security numbers, credit card or bank account numbers. 

The Federal Trade Commission warns that victims of phishing can become victims of identity theft and offers tips on how to avoid it at www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft/index.html.  


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