"Selection Committee 2015 Registry of Distinguished Professionals and Executives" Scam

Selection Committee 2015 Registry of Distinguished Professionals and Executives Scam

Scammers and spammers are sending fake and phishing email messages like the one below, which claim the recipients have been selected as a potential candidate to represent the 2015 Worldwide Branding Registry of Distinguished Professionals and Executives. The fake email messages have been created to trick the recipients into sending the scammers their personal information, and subsequently, their money.

The Fake and Phishing Email ​Message

Subject: Selection Committee 2015‏


You were recently chosen as a potential candidate to represent 2015 Worldwide Branding Registry of Distinguished Professionals and Executives.

We are pleased to inform you that your candidacy was formally approved January 2nd. Congratulations. The Publishing Committee selects potential candidates based not only upon their 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 nor obligation to be listed. As 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 seven business days.

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

To verify your profile and accept the candidacy, please visit here.

Our registration deadline for this year's candidates is January 31st.to ensure you are included, we must receive your verification on or before this date. On behalf of our Committee, I salute your achievement and look forward to welcoming you to our association.


Benjamin Morisson
Editor in Chief
Worldwide Selection Committee 2015

The link in the email message will take you to one of the following pages on the fake and fraudulent website www.ironchampusa .ru (website name may change):

  • http://www.ironchampusa .ru:8133/wayne/
  • http://www.ironchampusa .ru:8120/marketing/ iron-stack.html

The Executive's Brand 2014


Congratulations! You are one step away.

Success is one of life's accomplishments. Recognition is another. The Executive's Brand recognizes and empowers individuals across a multitude of industries and fields. Your invitation to join our private network is an exclusive opportunity reserved for a select group of professionals.

Membership is not only an honor, but also an opportunity for you to expand your network, improve your professional brand and increase your visibility.

Your next level of achievement is just around the corner.

Act now to get started with your application process. Becoming a member of our exclusive global network will give you a competitive advantage, help establish your personal brand, and open up countless opportunities and offers that only our Members receive with some of the top fortune 500 companies today for Airline Travel, Hotels, Restaurants, Marketing and Executive Hunters.

Complete the application form below to find out if you're eligible to be included in The Executive's Brand. Candidates are approved based on the information they provide. If selected, you will be listed among thousands of accomplished members in the The Executive's Brand Registry of Distinguished Professionals.

Official Complimentary The Executive's Brand Candidate Application

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  • September 16, 2016 at 10:38 AM by an anonymous user from: Oakland, New Jersey, United States

    I keep getting letters telling me I win 8,631,947.11, and one for,2,897,354.00, and one for 1,767,899 from exclusive selection committee at

    omb,2811 72_11

    Austin Street

    forest hills my 11375.

    Alway looking for money to get check.

  • September 13, 2016 at 9:48 PM by an anonymous user from: El Paso, Texas, United States

    I keep getting forms in mail telling me I won some money, but I have to make a 20 dollar processing fee to verify cash award of 8,631,947.11.

    • September 13, 2016 at 9:53 PM by info

      That how the scammers make their money, by telling you to send money for fees.

  • May 13, 2016 at 1:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    Following email I received and a call from some lady name Hue, willing to interview me.

    "Congratulations XXXX on your provisional membership to the Worldwide Who's Who.

    Our Candidate Review staff is currently evaluating the information you provided us. If you qualify for membership after the candidate review process, a representative in the research department will be contacting you to gather more information for the upcoming publication which will include your biography. Click here to confirm your initial biography details for publication.

    We look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Worldwide Who's Who and hope you enjoy all the benefits and recognition available to our members.

    Benjamin Morisson Editor in Chief Worldwide Who's Who 4th Floor RXR Plaza Uniondale NY, 11556"

  • May 14, 2015 at 7:18 PM by an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

    I also have been taken in by the scam and should have been more alert. The pressure selling is persuasive and when you are the slightest bit vulnerable, it is easy to be taken down.

    I only purchased the lowest level and hopefully the refund I've requested will be granted under Australian 10 day "cooling off" period.

  • April 22, 2015 at 12:03 AM by an anonymous user from: New Delhi, Delhi, India

    Yes, I received same mail but want to know what they will do with our details?

    • April 22, 2015 at 12:32 AM by info

      They sell it to spammers, scammers and other cyber-criminals, who will use it to trick their potential victims into sending money or financial information.

  • April 16, 2015 at 2:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania

    Received the same e-mail and I figured it is a scam. Thanks for your alert and information.

  • April 15, 2015 at 9:22 PM by an anonymous user from: Tokyo, Japan

    Thank you so much. from Japan.

  • April 15, 2015 at 10:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Jouy-en-Josas, Ile-de-France, France

    Got the exact copy of this mail. Feeling that it could be a scam, I made a search and found this page. Many thanks for your alert and informations.

  • March 5, 2015 at 12:48 AM by an anonymous user from: Kingston, Jamaica

    Just received one of these letters. Decide to investigate. Thanks for the head's up

  • March 3, 2015 at 5:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana

    I just received the exact same mail and my gut feeling felt this was a scam.I followed up and checked online and thankfully it was.

  • February 14, 2015 at 1:32 PM by an anonymous user from: Portland, Oregon, United States

    Got the exact email, word-for-word, and it isn't possible that what their claim is true. My advice: Do Not click on any links or open and attachments from this fraudster email! Boo! Hiss! Bad boys! :-/

  • February 3, 2015 at 8:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Killara, New South Wales, Australia

    I have been doing some research into these scams and have come to quiet the odd conclusion...

    Has anyone here ever bought anything online? Mostly, from China? There's a reason for ordering anything overseas, China specifically being the issue here...

    China is quickly becoming renown as "the scamming country", more so then Nigeria was. Their government denies it happens so nothing will get done to stop it.

    I have several different, both personal and work, email accounts. Each one is linked into each other through RSA encryption so I can easily access them securely from any of my devices.

    Now, all of my email accounts, generally do the same thing, except for one. The account that had a paypal account attached to it.

    This account was only used for buying goods, from China, as I seen an item a while ago I purchased.

    Less than a couple months later, that same email account is now getting flooded with similar spam emails to this.

    I ended up getting scammed by that website and been warning people of what I have experienced.

    I know that buying something online can be cheap (not in my case. the phone came smashed) But, before buying, think of the return fees involved if its broken let alone whether the seller will give you a replacement or refund (Check there return process as well. They will most likely stipulate you send it the slowest, most un-securest, impossible for you to track form of postage, also ensuring they don't have to pay or replace the item).

    I returned it to www.everbuying.com, formerly gadgetsdealer.com, now everbuying.net. and they just dragged it out, said they never and I got nothing back except these scam email, which were never experienced before.

  • February 2, 2015 at 11:20 AM by an anonymous user from: London, England, United Kingdom

    Have just received this email. Unfortunately I am too late the sign up for this as the deadline was 2 days before it was send.?

    Thanks for the useful forum.

  • January 30, 2015 at 8:41 AM by an anonymous user from: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    I get emails like this daily (to multiple inboxes). One quick look at the actual sender's email address usually gives it away.

  • January 29, 2015 at 10:14 AM by an anonymous user from: Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

    My problem is that somehow they have put my email address as the return path for bounced emails... so I am getting people's out of office and email unknown server mails.

    • February 8, 2015 at 5:44 PM by an anonymous user from: Duvall, Washington, United States

      The almost humorous happening today: I received an email from a dental organization in Australia (I live in the U.S.) that they would respond to my request for support very shortly.

      When I clicked on the link provided, there was this G-D letter in the support request box!

    • February 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Duvall, Washington, United States

      I have been getting this also several times every day for over a month. I report every one to Yahoo but nothing apparently is done to stop it.

  • January 28, 2015 at 3:55 AM by an anonymous user from: Singapore, New York, Singapore

    I keep receiving that emails like every single day. Irritating thus far. Just a quick legitimate thoughts, I have never subscribed those selection committee or whatsoever.

    Thanks for the confirming the email scam, when I google it, I found your forum. That made me double assured. :)

  • January 25, 2015 at 7:15 AM by an anonymous user from: Papworth Everard, England, United Kingdom

    Thank you for sharing this. You have confirmed what I already suspected as I received an email this morning from them. Thank you!

    • January 26, 2015 at 1:43 AM by an anonymous user from: Rome, Latium, Italy

      Received scam email today and definitely identified as that thanks to your work Grazie

  • January 24, 2015 at 2:04 AM by an anonymous user from: Edgware, England, United Kingdom

    I had the same mail turn up in my inbox but thought it to be a scam immediately which was confirmed when I searched on line and found this site. I didn't follow up on the link as I don't trust these scams. Mike 24 Jan 15.

  • January 23, 2015 at 7:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Tokyo, Kanagawa, Japan

    I also received a similar emails two weeks ago. Tried to find information regarding the scam but did not find. Finally I found yours.

  • January 22, 2015 at 2:05 PM by an anonymous user from: Seattle, Washington, United States

    Well, lucky us to have you as a resource. I did not follow the link as anything that sounds too good to be true, probably IS!

    • February 3, 2015 at 4:18 AM by an anonymous user from: Vienna, Austria

      Also received two days after, no official heading, nothing. Looks like it was written in school:-) very suspicious.

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