A friend of mine just got a bunch of images of receipts sent to him from India. They were unsolicited, random images with no text. Here's one:

enter image description here

Anybody seen anything like this, how could it be a scam?

  • Just a bunch of images, sent randomly to your friend in an unsolicited e-mail message from someone he doesn't know? Any text in the message to go along with the attachments? Dec 28 '16 at 19:19
  • 2
    looks like a simple misspelling in the email address. But then, some image formats allow to embed code that gets executed when they get opened...
    – Aganju
    Dec 28 '16 at 19:22
  • @BenMiller No text, just random images of receipts.
    – Carl
    Dec 28 '16 at 19:27
  • 1
    What is stopping him from throwing these in the trash? If its a scam, its pretty lame.
    – Pete B.
    Dec 28 '16 at 20:22

With no explanation and no call to action, I can't see how these could be used in a scam. I agree with Aganju in the comments: Your friend most likely mistakenly received a message intended for someone else due to a typo in the e-mail address.

If he's feeling helpful, he could reply to let the sender know of the mistake, but the sender will probably figure it out on his own before too long. Delete the message and don't worry about it.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.