Supposedly, this “payment invoice” email contains proof of a recent payment in an attached PowerPoint file.
However, the email is not a genuine payment notification. Instead, it is designed to trick people into downloading and installing malware.
If you click the link or attempt to open the attachment, a malicious file will be downloaded. If you then open this file, the malware will be installed.
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Criminals often use fake invoice emails to distribute malware or trick people into divulging their personal information. Be wary of any unsolicited email that contains information about an invoice or payment that you know nothing about. If you receive such a suspicious email, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains.
Screenshot of the Malware Email
Subject: Payment Invoice no #894993
Herewith proof of Payment for your perusal
Piet (Name Removed)
[Link and attachment removed]
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