Prevent & report phishing attacks

Phishing is an attempt to extract confidential information by deception through electronic media. It is typically done through email to publicised addresses where a relationship is highly likely or implicit. For example, you might get an email that looks like it’s from a manager or accounts department asking you to engage in conversation or supply information that could be used in order to commit fraud.

Often these messages have a "From:" address or display name set to a legitimate email address or known person that is familiar to you; however, if you look at the header of the message you will see that the "Reply-To:" address is different. The fraudster will have access to this destination email account and may try to engage in further communication.

These messages may contain actions such as requesting confirmation of outstanding payments and changes to bank account details or payments. Ultimately this deception is aimed at obtaining enough information or deceiving you into making changes to allow a criminal to make a fraudulent financial gain.

If you get this type of message, do not provide the information requested or reply to the message without confirming that the email is legitimate.

Please could you forward the message as an attachment to: phishing.reports@picotech.com where we will examine the message and reply to confirm the legitimacy of the message. We will use any fraudulent messages (excluding your email address) to update this attempts and examples page.

If you have responded to any messages that you believe may have been illegitimate, stop any communication immediately with the third party and block or mark the sender's address as spam.

From: Alan Tong <ceo2@my1phonemsgs.com>
Sent: Monday March 25, 2019 10:47 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: From Pico Technology
Reply-To Address: <ceo2@my1phonemsgs.com>

To the Manager

Do you have a moment to chat on email with me now? I have an obligation that I would like you to complete ASAP.

Best Regards

Alan Tong
Managing Director
Pico Technology
James House
Colmworth Business Park
St Neots
Cambridgeshire
PE19 8YP
United Kingdom
+44 1480 396 296

From: Pico Technology <acc.auditor@picoauto.com>
Sent: Monday 18 March 2019, 18:48 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: due payment
Reply-To Address: <acc.auditor@accountant.com>

Hello,


We want to close/audit the book of accounting for the period ended 2018 and as such, we will like to know if you/your company owes us any outstanding payments and if you do, how much is it and when is the payment due date?

Also if you have not paid yet, kindly hold on with the payment.


Best Regards,


Juliet H. Michael
Accounts Receivables

From: Alan Tong <sale@picotech.com>
Sent: Monday 18 March 2019, 12:28 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Due Invoice
Reply-To Address: <salerep@email.com>

Greetings,

Can you confirm to me the status of our Outstanding/Due Invoices with total amount and corresponding due dates, also attach the invoices respectively if there are any as there has been a new development in our company.

Thank you in anticipation for your reply

Regards 

Alan Tong

From: Pico Technology <accounts@picoauto.com>
Sent: Thursday February 14, 2019 07:23 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Outstanding Payment Inquiry
Reply-To Address: <acc.recdd@gmail.com>
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Hi,

We are carrying out audit on our account and trying to balance our account.

For this reason, we will like to know if you owe us any outstanding
payments and if you do, How much is the outstanding and when is the payment
due?
Also if you have not paid yet, kindly hold on with the payment.

Your quick response will be appreciated.

Best Regards,
Crystle Geraci

Accounts Receivables

From: PICOAUTO <account.dept@picoauto.com>
Sent: Thursday February 7, 2019 02:21 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Re: Reply Urgently
Reply-To Address:

Dear Colleague,

Kindly confirm the status of our outstanding and due payments if there are any. Please get back to us at the earliest with total amount outstanding/corresponding due dates for invoices respectively .

Your immediate response will be highly appreciated as there has been a new development in our company.

ADMIN.
"Automotive diagnostic scopes and equipment"

From: PICO Technology <sales@picotec.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 00:32 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Payment Inquiry
Reply-To Address: <payerollservice@accountant.com>
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Hello,

Kindly confirm the status of our outstanding and due payments if there are any. Please get back to us at the earliest with total amount outstanding/corresponding due dates for invoices respectively .

Your immediate response will be highly appreciated as there has been a new development in our company.

Hanks
Regional Accounts Receivable

From: picotech <payservice1@mail.com>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2019 10:24 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Payment Inquiry
Reply-To Address: <unknown at present>
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Hello,

Kindly confirm the status of our outstanding and due payments if there are any. Please get back to us at the earliest with total amount outstanding/corresponding due dates for invoices respectively .

Your immediate response will be highly appreciated as there has been a new development in our company.

Mike Wayne
Regional Accounts Receivable

From: Kathy Simon <acct_payd@picotech.com>
Sent: Monday, November 19, 2018 3:06 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Outstanding Payment Inquiry
Reply-To Address: <unknown at present>
Embedded Image Linked from: <unknown at present>

Good day,

We are carrying out audit on our account and trying to balance our account.

For this reason, we will like to know if you owe us any outstanding payments and if you do, How much is the outstanding and when is the payment due?
Also if you have not paid yet, kindly hold on with the payment.

Your quick response will be appreciated.

Best regards,

Kathy Simon
Accounts Receivables.

From: Pico Technology <Emily@picotech.com>
Sent: 11 November 2018 19:36
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Urgent Inquiry
Reply-To Address: <emilydonason@gmail.com>
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Hello,

Can you confirm the status of our outstanding and due payments if there are any. Please get back to us at the earliest with the total amount outstanding, corresponding due dates and invoices respectively. Kindly hold off on payment if any monies are found to be outstanding

Your immediate response will be highly appreciated.

Emily Donaldson
Regional Marketing Manager.

From: Alan Tong [mailto:alantong@picotech.com]
Sent: 22 October 2018 12:24
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Hello
Reply-To Address: <unknown at present>

Hello

Do you have a moment to chat on email? I have an obligation that I would like you to complete .

Alan Tong
Managing Director
Pico Technology
St Neots Cambridgeshire
PE19 8YP
United Kingdom

From: Robert Wolf
Sent: 09 October 18:14
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject Outstanding Payment Inquiry
Reply-To Address: <acct.paym@gmail.com>

Hi,

We are carrying out audit on our account and trying to balance our account.

For this reason, we will like to know if you owe us any outstanding payments and if you do, How much is the outstanding and when is the payment due? Also if you have not paid yet, kindly hold on with the payment.

Your quick response will be appreciated.

Best Regards,
Robert Wolf

Accounts Receivables

From: Pico Technology
Sent: 09 October 2018 12:59
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Re: Outstanding Overdue
Reply-To Address: <visoneer@gmail.com>

Hello,
Kindly confirm the status of our outstanding and due payments if there are any. Please get back to us at the earliest with total amount outstanding/corresponding due dates for invoices respectively.

Your immediate response will be highly appreciated as there has been a new development in our company.

Irina Ohmil

Regional Accounts Receivable

From: Robert Robertson <rrobertson@picoauto.com>
Sent: 02 August 2018 09:51
To:
Subject: INVOICE STATUS
Reply-To Address: Robert Robertson <salesauditdept@yandex.com>
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Morning,

We notify you that our server went down and as a result of that there have been disrupted files , i.e invoices. on our database which we have not been able to retrieve.

Can you please confirm to me the Status of any outstanding/due payments? If there are any please kindly get back to us ASAP with all total outstanding invoices with corresponding due dates and amounts respectively.

Kindly advice as soon as possible .
Thank you in anticipation for your reply.

Robert Robertson
Regional Sales Manager
Pico Technology
James House
Marlborough Road
Colmworth Business Park
Eaton Socon
St Neots
Cambridgeshire
PE19 8YP
United Kingdom

From: Robert Robertson <rrobertson@picoauto.com>
Sent: 02 August 2018 09:40
To:
Subject: INVOICE STATUS
Reply-To Address: Robert Robertson <salesauditdept@yandex.com>
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Good Day,

This is to inform you that our server went down and as a result to that there has been missing invoices and files on our system database which we cannot recover, can you please confirm to me the status of any outstanding/due payments? If there are any please get back to us at the earliest with total amount outstanding with corresponding due dates respectively.

Kindly advice as soon as possible .
Thank you in anticipation for your reply.

Robert Robertson
Regional Sales Manager
Pico Technology
James House
Marlborough Road
Colmworth Business Park
Eaton Socon
St Neots
Cambridgeshire
PE19 8YP
United Kingdom

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