Outlook doesn’t see a scam traffic ticket.
At Office Watch, we love finding a new email scam that Outlook’s Junk Email filter doesn’t catch.
New to our Inbox are fake traffic tickets from New York.
Do we need to tell you they are fakes? The reply address is fake whether it’s from nyc.gov , policeagency.com or any other domain.
The email tries to trick you into opening the attachment. We take our own advice and don’t open attachments on dubious messages. In this case the attachment is malware that will hijack your machine for various ill purposes.
What makes this scam interesting, in the short term, is that Outlook’s Junk Email filter doesn’t recognize it. Presumably the makers of this message have tested it against Outlook 2010 at high Junk Email settings until they find a wording which won’t be ‘seen’ as spam.
This won’t last long, when Microsoft next releases an update to their Junk Email Filter this type of email will be detected and sent to the Junk Email folder were it belongs.
In the meantime, hit the delete key.
Or you can make an Outlook Rule to deal with these messages. The rule is simple since you can just check for the subject “Uniform Traffic Ticket” and the message having an attachment.
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