We would like to alert users of messages purporting to be from Real World Technology Solutions (RWTS) first observed online in June 2019.
Fake messages such as these exploit the reputation of Real World Technology Solutions and are traditionally successful when delivered to unprotected email systems.
Watch out for this fake message
The subject of the message, Real world technology solutions pty ltd: invoice id-2019062-99285, is not in title capitalisation.
The sender of the message, Adam Davies <email@example.com>, is not an email address that you regularly receive mail from.
The is no invoice or statement attachment is not present in the message.
The invoice link points to a website domain (gamedispatch.com) that does not match the sender email address domain (t-online.de), and is not a website link that you regular open to.
The email body of the message begins with a generic salutation, Dear Client, instead of our customer name or department.
The email body contains a phone number in the signature (0434 XXX XX8) that does not connect, is not listed on our website, or is answered by someone with a different name.
The email body contains a fax number in the signature (0437 XXX XX6) that does not connect, is not listed on our website, and is a mobile style number.
Advice regarding this message
If you have observed this message in your mailbox and the above description confirms and matches suspicions of fake authenticity, do not open links or attachments, and do not respond to the sender - simply delete the message.
If still unsure, forward the entire message as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. (In Outlook, open the message and then press Ctrl + Alt + F to forward a message as an attachment).
How to identify scam messages
- Check who is sending you email communication.
Be aware that malware, phishing scams or spam may come from unrecognisable or odd email addresses, however legitimate email addresses can be forged easily.
- Only click links from trusted senders.
Take a closer look at any link by hovering your mouse over and checking the destination in your browser. If it doesn’t match, it is not legitimate.
- Never open an attachment (especially a .zip file or .exe file) unless you are expecting it. Files from unknown senders often contain malware or virus.
For Real World Technology Solution customers, statements and invoices are expected messages - and will appear with consistent and regular branding.