Trojan sends out student loan forgiveness scam e-mails
America has issued loans to about 42 million people for a total of 1.3 trillion USD dollars.
With the Ascesso Trojan, scammers send thousands of phony offers to students via email, suggesting they participate in bogus student loan forgiveness programs.
This Trojan horse is used to send mass emails. These emails sometimes contain malicious attachments, so be careful and in case you get the message described below, delete it without opening it and do not click on any links or files attached to it.
These email letters promise perfect debt repayment clauses, debt reductions or even forgiveness. These scam messages usually contain this line in the subject field: Don’t get garnished because of late Student Loan payment. We can Help
The message requires a call to a telephone number to see if the victims qualify for this Student Loan Forgiveness Program.
The phony email message says that it is a must to call them ASAP to “take advantage of these new federal laws.”
Victims are required to buy an iTunes card for a few hundred dollars and then provide the number written on the card.