The Central Bank of Nigeria Office Is Refunding Today Google Scam
December 24, 2013
The email message below: "This Office Is Refunding Today", is a Nigerian scam designed to steal your Google username and password, by attempting to trick the recipients into opening the attached Google phishing form and entering their Google username and password on it, which will be stolen if submitted.
Please continue reading below.
The "The Central Bank of Nigeria Office Is Refunding Today" Google Phishing Scam
From: CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: THIS OFFICE IS REFUNDING TODAY
We have a great news for you this end of year. The Government have finally approved that every penny/dime you have spent in regards to your fund will be returned before Christmas.
This must be done within the next 72 hours so that we can begin the transfer/delivery process of your fund.
Now to confirm you are the actual beneficiary of the said fund.You are advised to open the attached file and then fill in your information.
Your information should not be written on email but inserted on the file attached so you must open the attached file to fill in your information.
We need you to do this today so that things can be finalised before the end of the year.The file attached is encryped to it is only for you and you alone.
You are therefore advised to open the attached file to confirm you are the actual beneficiary as you know so many people have came to cliam your fund..
Open the attached file and congratulations in adavance.
Do not open the attachment or follow the instructions in this email message. Currently, the Nigeria government has not approved any fund for disbursement for victims of "419 scams", and although the email appears to have been sent by the Central Bank of Nigeria, it was not.
This email message contains an attachment, which is a phishing Google HTML form that will send your Google username and password to the cybercriminals behind this scam, if you enter this information on the same form and submit it.
Please do not open the attachment and enter your Google username and password on it. If you have already done so, please change your Google password immediately, because with your Google username and password, these scammers will change your Google account password and lock you out of it.
With your Google account hijacked, these cybercriminals may use it to send spam and malicious emails to your family members, friends and others.
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