December 05, 2003

I just received a very odd email. Clearly it's a scam of some kind, but I can't work out exactly what's going on.

The mail's "Subject" was "Transaction Receipt (UKCards)", and it claimed to be from "UKCards []". The body of the mail was as follows:

"Please note: All charges to your statement
will appear in the name "UKCARDS LIMITED".

Order Information
Amount: 399.95
Currency: GBP
Description: iPod Music Player 40GB

Customer Service
Telephone: 01480 456111
Email: N/A

Delivery Address
47 Silver Street, London, NW1 5TR

If you have any questions on the delivery
of this order or product details please contact
the merchant directly using the above details."

Needless to say, I've placed no such order. (I only wish I could. Mmmm, iPod.)

Now, no credit card details are mentioned - certainly 'cos they don't have my credit card details. "NW1 5TR" isn't a valid postcode, and there is no Silver Street anywhere in NW1.

Here's the really funny bit - 01480 456111 is the phone number for the Cambridgeshire Constabulary. WTF is going on here?

Update: Bogus Apple iPod spam attempts to launch attack on police phone system, Sophos comments. "On 8 December, police announced that a 21-year-old man has been arrested and released on bail in connection with the incident."

Posted to The Internet by Simon Brunning at December 05, 2003 02:30 PM
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