The following is the content of an e-mail I received at work, which is cleverly written like a formal letter. The attachment contains a ‘.scr’ file inside, which is an executable and therefore very certainly Malware.
From: Patrick Ludveen <email@example.com>
Subject: Telephone call inquiry
Received: Thursday 29/01/2015 23:09
I called and spoke with someone in your office last week concerning my inquiries and request. He promised to get back to me by email and telephone. I clearly spelt out my email address and telephone numbers to him to avoid mistakes. I am shocked that he has not deemed it important to either email me or call me back as promised. I am disappointed. This is not a good business practice and should not be tolerated in any organization
We are one of the largest dealers of your products in my country and I am hoping we can work together as your sole representative here in my country. I am aware that this depends on the volume of the orders that we place each year. I am hopeful we can discuss and negotiate further. We are willing to doing whatever is appropriate for us to become your sole representative here.
I will like to visit your company/factory next month and would like to know if this is possible and that you schedule an appointment for me. As you must be aware, factory visits are an essential part of safe product sourcing. A factory visit, audit or inspection is my chance as a buyer to see your production facility and gain much deeper insight into your company. It is also important to confirm that your factory is really capable of the quality of products and output volume it claims to have.
I need to know if you have this product in this attached picture? if you do not, can you manufacture them for us? What will be the lead time?
I believe this is the beginning of a good partnership for the mutual benefit of both companies. Your urgent response would be appreciated.
Any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Pacomeubelen Netherland B.V
Amerikastraat 17 3232 BE 's-Hertogenbosch
Phone +31 (0)73 645 82 11
Fax +31 (0)73 645 82 15