Abbot-Valley Green Merchants Ltd and Maggie Hunt malware
An email which is circulating in New Zealand appears to be an attempt to attack the computer systems of anyone who clicks on the link contained. It has been received by law firms.
One development is the use of the greeting "Kia Ora", which gives it an unmistakable New Zealand flavour. The company purportedly involved, Abbot-Valley Green Merchants Ltd is not registered with the New Zealand Companies Office.
The poor English is again a give-away that a scammer is involved.
From: Margaret Hunt <email@example.com>
Subject: Fwd: Re: Pay
Hello/ Kia Ora!
In regards my telephonic conversation with the booking agent yesterday, we have advised the deposit of 30% down payment.
Kindly check and confirm enclosed attached bank details as provided by the booking agent so we can proceed to make payments without further delays to avoid shortcomings against the ETA.
Looking forward to a positive response from you.
Sales/GM of Export
Abbot-Valley Green Merchants Ltd
PO Box [removed]
Ph: (64) 09 636 1990 / Facsimile: (64) 09 636 7550
Last updated on the 31st July 2014