DearAttached is a file named “331,000 $ SWIFT.jpg.jar”
Today we have transfer the advance payment USD331,000 into your account. Find below the swift copy and please kindly let us know when the shipment will be ready.
NB: Open the attach file with java application.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Obviously, I did not run that jar file. For the non-geeks out there, a “jar” file contains a program written in Java that can do just about any damn thing it wants to on your system. Running a jar file that you got from someone you don't know is a really, really bad idea. It could ruin your whole day. Actually, a lot of whole days...
There are enough red flags for anyone reading this (poor English, missing name, unlikely monetary pitch, etc.) that I think it's unlikely they'll fool many people. At least, I hope that's the case! On the other hand, I can imagine that there are a lot of people who don't realize that running a jar file can do really bad things...
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