Inboxes are currently being hit by bogus “payment remittance” emails that supposedly include details about a SWIFT payment.
SWIFT is a payment network that allows the transfer of funds internationally and is used by many financial institutions around the world.
However, these emails have no connection to SWIFT and do not contain information about a genuine payment.
The emails include what appears to be a PDF attachment that supposedly contains the payment details. However, clicking the “attachment” does not open a PDF. Instead, it opens a website that harbours malware disguised as the remittance document.
Details, such as the name of the supposed sender, the subject line, and footer information may vary in different versions of the scam emails. If you receive one of these emails, do not click any links or open any attachments that it contains.
Here’s a screenshot of one of the scam emails: