“Human Resources” Email: Worst Scam Attempt in Years

The emails are still, today, one of the main routes of infection used by attackers to introduce malware into our devices. The plan is perfect, where just by clicking on a link or opening a file, you can compromise an entire computer or network. Others, however, directly seek blackmail with a text-only email posing as someone. The latest scam is one of the most embarrassing we have remembered in years.

An email has begun to circulate through social networks that was probably originally in Colombia, and where the sender claims to be from ” human resources ” of the company of the recipient of the email. At no time is the company specified, which indicates that it is shown from a generic spam campaign and not intended for specific people. In the following image we can see the email of a person who seems clear that he does not have the H available on his keyboard.

"Human Resources" Email: Worst Scam Attempt in Years

The email begins comically with a “you have been fired from your company”, and immediately afterwards you are urged to pay 450,000 Colombian pesos into a Bancolombia account, an amount that is equivalent to just over 100 euros.

Then, in case he had not scared enough in the first paragraph, he tries to scare in the second by saying that it is important that he does it to “continue working in the company.” By doing an analysis of the text, it can be clearly seen that the person who has written it does not have working age, since they begin by saying that the person has been fired, and then immediately afterwards, they are given the option of returning to the company.

There are emails that seem silly to you, but not to others

These types of emails reach a new level of absurdity, but it is important to understand that not everyone has the level of absurdity in the same place. For example, there are many emails that reach users telling them that they have their email, username and password, and that they have been recorded by webcam in intimate situations. Many users know that this data is taken from hacked databases, but there are others who may not be as aware of this type of email.

For this reason, you always have to have critical thinking and analyze the content of the emails we receive , since, although the filters of Gmail and other email platforms are very good, one can always end up sneaking in. If we do not trust our own criteria, we can always install an antivirus for Gmail.