Despite the relevance to the recent wave of spam, online fraud will never take a vacation.
Hundreds of letters have been making the rounds in the last few days to inform the public that the hotel has made "the wrong transaction" in the processing of their credit cards. In turn, offer a refund e-mail recipients.
Gary Warner, director of research in the field of computer forensics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, wrote that he had spotted a small 434 options fraud, with the theme of the game, such as "Hotel Renaissance Chicago deal done wrong," "The Hilton Las Vegas deal done wrong" and "Wrong transaction with your credit card at the Hilton Atlanta."
To receive a refund of erroneously charged by credit card, victims are told to fill in the form attached to e-mail.
As with nearly all the scam e-mail the attached form, where the danger lies.
In this case, the malicious executable file disguised as a download RefundForm.exe called, but actually is a trojan that installs a fake anti-virus software on the computers of victims, which they then pressure into paying for.
Warner said the hotel's spam messages all seem to be originating from the same botnet of computers that have recently spread "overdue credit card" scam.
[How to Avoid Internet Scam Last "Expired credit card"]
If you run into any e-mail telling you, you are entitled to compensation from the hotel mistakenly charging your credit card, do not click on the attachment, and instead call the hotel directly for solutions to this problem.
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