Picking-up from where we left off in Part 1, as directed by our kind hearted friend, Mrs. Nora Smith, I contacted her barrister friend Barr. Damian Lee at email@example.com. Now that Nora put me in touch with her barrister, it’s official. (yes, after two emails, we took our relationship to the next level. We moved to first names; after all I’m about to inherit her fortune) I’m about to get rich!! I started to make some mental vacation plans.
In a sombre tone, I wrote to Barr. Damian Lee referring Nora and asked for what details he/she needs from me so that my inheritance can be processed. This time the response took a couple of days to come. That’s understandable. Barr.Damian Lee had other scams to run as well. Below is the email I received:
This was expected. I took a couple of days and sent the requested details. No! silly. Not my details but some cooked up details. Of course, I took enough care to make sure it looked original. Duh! In fact, I even picked up a few GIMP skills to create a fake ID. I took one of my official Govt issued IDs, pasted an yesteryear’s movie actor’s picture and fabricated an ID. This is actually a federal crime. I know! But in my defense, I did it to get to the bottom of a social engineering scam.
A few days later, I got a response. In the above email, you’ll notice that they’d not requested for my bank details yet. They finally asked. They were trying really hard to make this look legitimate. Here’s what I got next:
Now there’s a new player in the story – the bank’s Payment Director (firstname.lastname@example.org). Notice the use of yandex.com for this email. More on this at a later time. Maybe in a different blog post.
Here’s the attachment in the email:
As you may have guessed by now, I again cooked up these details and sent them to the the “payment director”.
To be continued in Part 3.
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