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Phishing: IMF used as hook

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This is so amateur that it's worth our publishing it. The "reply to" address is at a free and anonymous mail account in Hungary: georgievakristalina01@vipmail.hu . But there is something interesting.

It purports to be from Mrs Kristalina Georgieva However, this is spoofed because tracing reports show "transitioning domain of bora.net does not designate as permitted sender." The fraudster is using old tech: the e-mail program in use is Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000. That is a discontinued product but is still available, unofficially, from various download websites. Windows 10, reportedly, deletes it with each update. What it means, however, is that the campaign is run from a PC, possibly a laptop, not directly from a server. That makes tracing it more difficult because the criminal could be anywhere with an open wifi connection. OK, so there was thing not so amateur about it.

Address: 700 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20431, USA
Attn: Beneficiary
This is to intimate you of a very important information which will be
of a great help to redeem you from all the difficulties you have been
experiencing in getting your long overdue payment due to excessive
demand for money from you by both corrupt Bank officials and Courier
Companies after which your fund remain unpaid to you.
I am Mrs.Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director (MD) of the International
Monetary Fund (IMF). It may interest you to know that reports have
reached our office by so many correspondences on the uneasy way which
people like you are treated by Various Banks and Courier Companies
Diplomat(s) across Europe to Africa and Asia London UK, and we have
decided to put a stop to that and that is why I was appointed to
handle your transaction here in Washington, DC 20431, USA.
All Governmental and Non-Governmental prostates, NGO's, Finance
Companies, Banks, Security Companies and Diplomat(s) which have been
in contact with you of late have been instructed to back off from your
transaction and you have been advised NOT to respond to them anymore
since the I.M.F Head Office is now directly in charge of your payment
$10,300,000.00USD (Ten Million three hundred thousand United State Dollars)
You are hereby advised NOT to remit further payment to any
institutions with respect to your transaction as your fund will be
transferred to you directly from our source. I hope this is clear. Any
action contrary to this instruction is at your own risk.
In order for us to proceed you /must get back to us with the below requested
Your full Name:
Your Address:
Home/Cell Phone:
and we shall give you further details on how your fund will be released to
Yours Faithfully,
Mrs.Kristalina Georgieva
Managing Director (MD)
I.M.F Head Office
Address: 700 19th St NW, Washington, DC 20431, USA

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