There is a lot of fake emails doing the rounds at the moment that appear to offer a gift or some donation from the Kering Foundation.
The usual format for these e-mails is they come from a genuine account that has been hijacked, and they then want you to e-mail another address for further information. Once you e-mail the other address they request personal details, then at some point they request an up front payment in order to release your money.
We have seen e-mails that contain the following text :-
A donation is made to you by Mr. Francois. Reply to this email: ( [email protected] ) for more details
A donation is made to you by KERING FOUNDATION. Reply to this email: [email protected] for more details.
A donation is made to you by KERING FOUNDATION. Reply to this email: [email protected]
A donation is made to you by KERING FOUNDATION. Reply to this email: ([email protected] ) for more details.
As you can see from the above examples they are all in a very similar format.
These e-mails are spam they are not from the Kering Foundation.
Duncan is a technology professional with over 20 years experience of working in various IT roles. He has a interest in cyber security, and has a wide range of other skills in radio, electronics and telecommunications.