Email From Central Intelligence Agency Case Officer – Spam

I received the following email from Evan Archie, a Central Intelligence Agency Case Officer.
It’s made to sound threatening and involves distribution and storage of pornographic electronic materials involving underage children – and then you get to the part about sending him $10,000 by Bitcoin.

Here’s The Letter

Case #75263194
Distribution and storage of pornographic electronic materials involving underage children.

My name is Evan Archie and I am a technical collection officer working for Central Intelligence Agency.

It has come to my attention that your personal details including your email address (support@cloudpockets.com) are listed in case #75263194.

The following details are listed in the document’s attachment:

• Your personal details,
• Home address,
• Work address,
• List of relatives and their contact information.

Case #75263194 is part of a large international operation set to arrest more than 2000 individuals suspected of paedophilia in 27 countries.

The data which could be used to acquire your personal information:

• Your ISP web browsing history,
• DNS queries history and connection logs,
• Deep web .onion browsing and/or connection sharing,
• Online chat-room logs,
• Social media activity log.

The first arrests are scheduled for April 8, 2019.

Why am I contacting you ?

I read the documentation and I know you are a wealthy person who may be concerned about reputation.

I am one of several people who have access to those documents and I have enough security clearance to amend and remove your details from this case. Here is my proposition.

Transfer exactly $10,000 USD (ten thousand dollars – about 2.5 BTC) through Bitcoin network to this special bitcoin address:

38hrJa7tDcwrj6d7gT5W1drJbuqxKLyBFE

You can transfer funds with online bitcoin exchanges such as Coinbase, Bitstamp or Coinmama. The deadline is March 27, 2019 (I need few days to access and edit the files).

Upon confirming your transfer I will take care of all the files linked to you and you can rest assured no one will bother you.

Please do not contact me. I will contact you and confirm only when I see the valid transfer.

Regards,
Evan Archie

Technical Collection Officer
Directorate of Science and Technology
Central Intelligence Agency

Wrong Domain Name

Although this letter comes with an image of the Central Intelligence Agency it is certainly NOT an official CIA email.

For a start; the email address it came from is: evan_archie@ixjo.cia-gov.tk.
This is a domain with a “.tk” extension, which is Tokelau, New Zealand – not exactly the United States.
The official email address of the Central Intelligence Agency is: {name}@cia.gov

Attached Images

There are a number of attached images to this email, none of which should be opened. Images can contain malware and should be avoided when you don’t know who the email came from.
central intelligence agency spam email

Payment?!

Now let’s get to the part about Evan wanting US $10,000 to sweep this under the rug. Evan is playing on uncertainty and potential guilt to get your attention and make you think that you’ve been noticed and caught.

Trust me the Central Intelligence Agency is not going to pick you out of 2000 people under investigation and hope that you have money and make you this type of offer. It just doesn’t make sense.

Don’t be fooled, this is a spam email mailout hoping to catch people who are involved in this type of activity and think they have been compromised.

Permanently Delete

I would recommend you permanently delete Evan and this spam Central Intelligence Agency email, don’t play with it, don’t open any images, just delete it and be done with it.

About the Author

technicalguy
Guy is owner of Trusted Technology Inc, a Canadian based company. With 20+ years experience Guy provides managed IT support services to small businesses and non profits across Canada.

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