VISA MoneyWise Card (mystery scam)

Very short “mystery scam” messages seem to be getting more common. They are the email equivalent of a telephone salesman who just leaves a messages saying “I’ve got a deal for you — call me!”

(See more examples of mystery scam messages.)

This one promises you a fortune, and all for free!

Reply-To: absapaymentonline@qq.com
From: diegosax@tin.it
Subject: VISA MONEYWISE CARD AVAILABLE
Date: Sun, 7 Jun 2015

A GRANT OF 750,000.00USD HAVE BEEN DONATED TO YOU, FOR MORE INFO EMAIL: prowumt@qq.com

But why would anyone donate $750,000 to you — someone you’ve never heard of? And why would it involve email addresses from Italy and China? (The qq.com domain is often used by scammers to create free email accounts.)