Email Scam: "You've Been Selected for Executive Who's Who"
April 29, 2013 12:37 PM
Jan 21, 2015
Comments / Questions:
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.
The Email Scam: Executive Who's Who
From: Executive Who's Who (email@example.com)
Subject: You've Been Selected for Executive Who's Who
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.
Nomination Committee Secretary
Executive Who's Who
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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.
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