State Police Warn of Emerging Email Scam Involving Attachments
The Michigan State Police is noticing an increase in fraudulent emails containing malicious links or attachments.
They’ve had subject lines that include terms such as “Invoice” or “Receipt.”
They also contain an attachment or link to download a PDF, Word, or Excel document that contains malware.
Recent infections have been a result of the Emotet virus.
Once infected, the virus has been known to steal contact information.
That allows the scammer to send spoofed emails to the user’s contacts.
Other side effects of the malware include the stealing of passwords or banking information.
The MSP recommends carefully screening all emails prior to clicking links or opening any attachments.
Any email with attachments or embedded web links should be handled with care until you can verify its authenticity.