419 Scam – 419 scammers solicit funds for tsunami victims
The same criminals who pose as email lotteries, corrupt bank employees, lawyers or family members of dead dictators in the "419" advance fee fraud seem to be taking advantage of the death of thousands in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are examples of emails that bear marks of the "419" advance fee fraud but are solicitations for money supposedly for fighting the virus.
Received: from static.184.108.40.206.clients.your-server.de ([220.127.116.11] helo=it-razvoj.si) by *REDACTED* with esmtp (Exim 4.92.3) (envelope-from <email@example.com>) id 1jGyxP-0005SE-5y for *REDACTED*; Wed, 25 Mar 2020 06:52:03 +0100 Received: from WIN-JM5NDCQFSU3 (unknown [18.104.22.168]) by it-razvoj.si (Postfix) with ESMTPA id 9FF831414B2 for *REDACTED*; Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:31:25 +0000 (UTC) From: "Corona Support" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: CDC HEALTH emergency coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Network To: *REDACTED* Content-Type: text/html; charset=iso-8859-1 Reply-To: <email@example.com> Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 22:31:25 -0700 Message-Id: <202024032231254AEE16B213-0A9A4844EB@it-razvoj.si> Dear Sir/Madam The center for disease control and Prevention (CDC) continues to work to go all out to control an outbreak of a 2019 novel coronavirus. The World Health Organization confirmed 3,405 deaths from COVID-19 in Italy. CDC has established an incident management system to co-ordinate a domestic and international public health response to check mate this virus. Funding of the project is quite a huge costs and we plead for your good-will donation, nothing is too small. This e-plate form is for timely intervention due to holiday extension of our public Institute/ businesses not working. It's really affecting us but together, we must stop the virus! All our research groups have been working around the clock to find a vaccine. Please kindly tell us how much funds you can support us financially. Thank you for your good-will contribution in standing against this virus, you are a hero. Sincerely, CDC-INFO National Contact Center For Donation National Center for Health Marketing Division of eHealth Marketing Center for Disease Control and Prevention