Warning regarding "phishing mails"

May. 20. 2014
Marubeni Corporation

We have recently become aware of several “Phishing mails” sent under the name of "Marubeni" from an address that seeks to mimic a legitimate “Marubeni” domain address.

An example of one of these phishing mails is as follows.




Dear Sir,

We introduce ourselves as one of the biggest Trading houses (shogo sasha)in Japan that specialises in the importation of goods for our customers. We are in need of pump systems for our production line. We have released our purchase tenders for the second quarter of the year. Having gone through your profile in website we are glad to issue you this trial PO. Please download PO in our Secure Webmail Server as we have created a personal profile for you. Please note that the products are for the Japaneese market and pay special attention to the areas marked in green circles. Out technical team also attached some drawings, dimensions and specs.

Please download below of our requirement.


Download File

Please do check and revert to me with the following details:
1. your Latest date of sample Drawing
2. F.O.B Quotation
3. Signed copy of PO

Please note that our preferred method of business transaction is L/C. Product origin must be stated clearly while filling out/signing the PO.

As a matter of security and policy, our company hosts all docs and files on a secure webmail server which can be assessed using email accounts synced regularly with all email servers. This is the level of authenticatioon required by our company in its transparent procurement processes. You are welcome to read further about us on www.marubeni.com

Will be glad to be of further assistance if any difficulties.
T. PE△△△△△△△△
Sourcing Director
Standard : 05.53.**.**.** Fax : 05.53.**.**.**
Direct line : 05.53.**.**.**


Please be careful of any phishing mails that direct you to any website completely unrelated to Marubeni or request you to enter a password at a suspicious website.

For information on how to reject this kind of "phishing mail", please contact your company’s technical support e-mail services / systems.