Intercontinental Bank Plc phishing email analysis

24th July 2015 | By admin

Date: Jul 21, 2015 12:44:21 PM
From: Intercontinental Bank Plc<>
To: *undisclosed recipients
Reply-to address: Intercontinental Bank Plc <>

Intercontinental Bank Plc
Cotonou Benin Republic.
Notification of payment by atm card

Attention beneficiary,

We are hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to pay you your overdue compensation fund, contract and inheritance fund through (atm card) this arrangement wasinitiated/constituted by the World Bank due to fraudulent activities going on around the world. The World Bank introduced this payment arrangement as to enable all beneficiaries to receive their funds without any interference, this atm cards are powered by gold card worldwide. Please note that what we will be sending to you is an intercontinental bank master card which is accepted at over 900,000 atm centers in over 210 countries worldwide, this intercontinental bank master card will be loaded with a total sum of $950.000.00usd (nine hundred and fifty thousand dollars) which is the total amount due to you for payment now and after this one is cleared another will be paid in until your total funds and completely paid out.

In line with the withdrawal procedure of this atm master card, you are only allowed a daily withdrawal of not more than $10.000.00usd until all the funds are exhausted. The package shall  be delivered to you and the delivery shall be done by FedEx Int’l courier express service and the charges associated with the delivery are $65usd and will be paid upfront to enable the processing of your atm card delivery. The package is coming from Cotonou republic of Benin and there for the fee must be paid to Benin by beneficiary to the FedEx Int’l courier company. In view of this you are advised to contact the director (IBB, IRD, and ATM) Dr. Richard Daniels now with your following information to enable him process your atm master card and also to register your atm card with the delivering courier to effect the shipment of your parcel today.

Reconfirm the following information to him for security reason.

1) Your full name:
2) Your receiving address:
3) Your telephone number:
4) Your profession:

The Sixty Five dollars is the last and only fee associated to this delivery of your package, so we urge you to cooperate as instructed and receive your package.

Best regards,
Mrs. Catherine Jones
Secretary intercontinental Benin Republic
Attachments: *No attachment
Phishing Target Entity: Intercontinental

Attachments: *No attachment
Phishing Target Entity: Intercontinental Bank Plc
Return Path: Recipients are asked to give personal information including their full name, address, telephone number and profession.
URLs in Mail: *None
Overall Analysis: Even though the mail does not contain any malicious URLs that encourage recipients to click on them, the mail body claims that a special ATM card is being sent to the recipient and requests personal information in order to confirm recipients’ information for ecurity reasons. Also, it seems that the mail is originated from Yahoo Japan’s mail servers.

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