Here’s something we really don’t see every day….
We recently received an email claiming to be from the U.S Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS)
Subject: US Department of Justice Victim Notification System
From: Courtney Walker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Business Representative <address>
Our typical “common sense” check for email Phishing Fraud starts with the obvious:
- Overly serious/threatening Subject line…. check!
- Human sender doesn’t match email address…. check!
- Impersonal and generic salutation… check!
The email itself open with:
DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.
U.S. Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FBI – New York
26 Federal Plaza, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10278
Phone: (212) 384-2564
Fax: (212) 384-4104