Researchers have discovered a new phishing campaign targeting victims of the California wildfires. In this campaign, the primary targets are victims in Northern and Southern California that work in accounting, administration, and finance. The victim first receives an email with the attacker masquerading as a CEO of a company. The “CEO” informs the employee that their clients have been affected by the wildfires and that they need assistance. The attacker notifies the victim that this is urgent and asks them to help by purchasing four $500 Google Play gift cards and to send them the codes on the cards. The note has several grammatical errors and many typos which makes this scam even easier to spot.
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