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You've Been Selected for Executive Who's Who Email Scam

Date: April 29, 2013 12:37 PM - Views: 17,305 - Comments: 13
You've Been Selected for Executive Who's Who Email Scam

I keep receiving e-mail messages about being selected as a potential candidate to represent my professional community in the new edition of Executive Who's Who. I have never registered or signed up with any directories or associations, but the e-mail messages state that based my background, the Director believes my profile makes a fitting addition to their publication.

Here is a copy of the Executive Who's Who email

From: Executive Who's Who (whoswho@riotle.com)
Subject: You've Been Selected for Executive Who's Who

Hello,

You were recently chosen as a potential candidate to represent your professional community in the new, 2013 Edition of Executive Who's Who.

The Publishing Committee selected you as a potential candidate based not only upon your current standing, but focusing as well on criteria from executive and professional directories, associations, and trade journals. Given your background, the Director believes your profile makes a fitting addition to our publication.

To verify your profile and accept the candidacy, please visit here. Our deadline for this selection period is April 30th, 2013. To ensure your inclusion, we must receive verification on or before this date. On behalf of our Committee I salute your achievement and welcome you to our association.

Sincerely Yours,
Robert McGwire
Nomination Committee Secretary
Executive Who's Who

If you wish to unsubscribe from these emails, please click here

Or write to:
320 S. Lemon Blvd # 1803
Los Angeles, CA 91789

The funny thing about this email message is, although it was sent to me, when I clicked on the link I was told that the campaign is not available in my region. So I ask myself, why I was selected in the first place.

Obviously, this email message is a scam and you should ignore or delete it if you receive it. Thousands of persons have received this email message and have make complaints.

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  • Anonymous: 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    They are still at it. I got two today. Same email as below. It went straight to my junk mail folder. That should tell you something immediately.Do not click on the link. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Received today - same address

    Top 3 Wireless Network Security Concerns
    Hi Jana,
    One in ten people globally are using Wi-Fi at home and work, according to the Wi-Fi Alliance, and this number is continuing to grow. Additionally, according to Cisco’s predictions, mobile data traffic will increase 18-fold between 2011 and 2016. Most people connect to the web via Wi-Fi on their mobile devices. Wireless local area networks (WLANs) allow for flexibility and connectivity and are affordable, but the transmission of potentially sensitive data via the airwaves adds vulnerability that intruders and hackers can exploit. Unauthorized users can intercept and hack into unprotected connections. Therefore, it is imperative that a business take appropriate action to maximize security.
    Download this whitepaper from IT Brief to learn more about the three primary concerns: end to end encryption, wireless intrusion detection and prevention, and "Bring Your Own Device" (BYOD) policies.
    Best Regards,
    Henry Thomas
    Editor in Chief
    The IT Brief... ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    A very rude sales person from this organization just called trying to fish names from me. I'm the office manager with a sales office. No idea what their scam is but it seems they are now targeting people by calling admin people and fishing for information. ~


  • Anonymous: 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Yep, same here; I received an e-mail also, but not from Robert McGwire. Mine was from Danielle Walker, of American Job Resources, with a NY address:

    1191 Bowen Rd. #2, Elma, NY 14059

    Hmm...scammers really have too much time on their hands. Although the address looks legit, after searching companies in that area, I find there's no Who's Who of Anything at that address. (smh) Ridiculous! ~


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 0 week ago

    I just got this one, similar content:
    ----------

    11th April 2014

    Re: International Trade Council Invitation for Chris Hogan Auto
    Repair

    The International Trade Council is taking a limited number of new
    member appications for the 2014-2015 year. As such we would like to
    see if Chris Hogan Auto Repair is interested in participating... ~


  • Anonymous: 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    I got one in my email this morning. Smh ~


  • Anonymous: 7 months, 2 weeks ago

    Another fake email message:
    ---------

    hello ********@hotmail.com,

    You were recently chosen as a potential candidate to represent your professional community in the new, 2013 Edition of Executive Who's Who.

    The Publishing Committee selected you as a potential candidate based not only upon your current standing, but focusing as well on criteria from executive and professional directories, associations, and trade journals. Given your background, the Director believes your profile makes a fitting addition to our publication.

    There is no fee to be listed. Since we are working off of secondary sources, we must receive verification from you that your profile is accurate. After receiving verification, we will validate your registry listing within one business week.

    Once finalized, your listing will share registry space with tens-of-thousands of fellow accomplished individuals across the globe, each representing accomplishment within their own geographical area.

    To verify your profile and accept the candidacy, please visit here. Our deadline for this selection period is April 15th, 2013. To ensure your inclusion, we must receive verification on or before this date. On behalf of our Committee I salute your achievement and welcome you to our association.

    Sincerely Yours,

    Robert McGwire
    Nomination Committee Secretary
    Executive Who's Who ~


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 1 week ago

    I also got same type of mail . the detailed copy of mail is given below:

    Hello pokhrelbishwadhar
    You were recently chosen as a potential candidate to represent your professional community in the new, 2013 Edition of Executive Who's Who.
    The Publishing Committee selected you as a potential candidate based not only upon your current standing, but focusing as well on criteria from executive and professional directories, associations, and trade journals. Given your background, the Director believes your profile makes a fitting addition to our publication.
    There is no fee to be listed. Since we are working off of secondary sources, we must receive verification from you that your profile is accurate. After receiving verification, we will validate your registry listing within one business week.
    Once finalized, your listing will share registry space with tens-of-thousands of fellow accomplished individuals across the globe, each representing accomplishment within their own geographical area.
    To verify your profile and accept the candidacy, please visit here. Our deadline for this selection period is April 15th, 2013. To ensure your inclusion, we must receive verification on or before this date. On behalf of our Committee I salute your achievement and welcome you to our association.
    Sincerely Yours,
    Robert McGwire
    Nomination Committee Secretary
    Executive Who's Who ~


  • Anonymous: 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    They are still sending them out. There are numerous spam emails being sent by what appears to be one spammer using infinitely variable sub-domain names in the email address to bypass normal spam filters. In many cases the unsubscribe link does not work. Here are examples:

    ExecutiveWhosWho@afaen.me
    CARCHEXAutoWarranty@aepvw.me
    Vydox@adbip.me
    KohlsWinterSurvey@aevts.me
    HomeApplianceCoverage@afgfa.me

    These are just a few that this spammer uses to try and access your details. ~


  • Anonymous: 10 months, 0 week ago

    Got the same one today, but from Orlando. ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 28, 2013

    320 S. Lemon Blvd # 1803
    Los Angeles, CA 91789

    Googled the address, it comes back to a complaint laden company called "Surface Coating Pro" ~


  • Anonymous: Oct 28, 2013

    Got mine today, exactly like the one posted above! Also reported their FB page as spam, but doubt that FB will do anything about it... ~


  • Anonymous: Sep 20, 2013

    I got the same email today from the same Robert McGwire. Only difference is the snail mail address. Mine was for a Houston TX address, so I google earthed it to see the street view for businesses. The address is for a business/strip mall complex. But no who's who type of business. Here's what I found. Texas payday and title loan, American Latino furniture, Laboom night club, oasis beauty supply, Nicaragua restaurant, flamingo cleaners, boost mobile, the washateria, speedy cash (another payday loan place) and a U.S. Post Office.
    So I then google earthed the Los Angeles address for the who's who email above, and there is no S. Lemon Blvd in Los Angeles. There is a N. Lemon Ave #1803 as well as a Lemon Creek Dr. #1803. So I went to google maps and put in the Lemon Blvd. and surprise, surprise.... No results were found. The N. Lemon Ave. is another business park with a Von's food store that is surrounded by a huge residential area. The Lemon Creek Dr. Is a somewhat of an industrial business park.
    Looks like whoever is trying this scam, at least smartened up with my email and gave an actual address, though anyone with half a Brian could figure this out with initial effort.
    For gods sake..... Stay away from the links in this email! ~


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