eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications

eFax users who have received email notifications like the one below, asking them to click on a link within the same email message to view a fax should not do so. This is because the email notifications are being sent by cyber criminals to trick the recipients into clicking on the link in them that downloads a malicious file or virus onto their computers. Any attempts to open the malicious file will in result in the recipients' computers getting infected with a virus, ransomware, spyware or other malware.

eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications

Sample of a Fake and Malicious eFax Corporate Notification

Subject: efax message from 44 135 535 9011 - 4 page(s)
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 13:50:21 +0400
From: eFax <message@efax-reviews.com>

Fax Message [Caller-ID: 44 135 535 9011]

You have received a 4 pages fax at 6/6/2017 1:50:21 PM

* The reference nubmer for this fax min1_did1-441355359011 -20170606-15706971-04.

View this fax using your PDF reader.

Click here to view this message.

Please visit www.enterprise .efax.com/resources/faq if you have any questions regarding this message or your service.

Thank you for using the eFax service!

Home Contact Login

2011 j2 Global Communications, Inc. All rights reserved.

eFax is a registered trademark of j2 Global Communications, Inc.

This account is subject to the terms listed in the eFax Customer Agreement.

This is why eFax customers should always go directly to eFax's website at www.efax.com, sign into their accounts and view their faxes from there, if there is any.

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April 15, 2019 at 1:42 PM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications
an anonymous user from: Frankenmuth, Michigan, United States

This just happened to our business account today, and our phone lines are down so of course I clicked on the link. Now none of our Windows Office programs open.


August 7, 2018 at 3:45 PM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications
an anonymous user from: New Haven, Connecticut, United States

Beware of Spam E-mail:

"Fax Message; ID: 4799 564 5756,

You've got a 1 page fax at 08-07-2018 07:24:45 GMT.

*The reference # is wl5_sev94-35388853384832-4449841-27.

Visit www.efax.com/efax-help-center if you have any questions concerning this subject matter.

Download Fax Here

The eFax Team

2002-2018 j2 Global, Inc. and affiliates. All rights reserved.

eFax is a trademark of j2 Global, Inc. and affiliates.

61309 Hollywood Rd, Los Angeles, CA 98626

*** This is an automatically generated message, do not reply directly to this email address *** Privacy Policy."


July 6, 2018 at 8:40 PM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications
an anonymous user from: Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador

Received this scam:

"EFAX ALERT: You have received a new Efax File "D0C-W0457076110" - 3 page(s)

Clara Ellenburg-Aplin <Clara.EllenburgAplin@interface.com>

You have a pending incoming (SL4501314)inv. for you



This is an automated message, please do not reply to this mail"


March 29, 2018 at 3:16 AM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications

Here is another scam:

-Original Message-

From: efax@prospanceinc.com

Date: 22/08/2017 16:40

Subj: 842-258-0334 has sent you a new eFax

842-258-0334 has sent you a new fax.

Date : Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:40:43 -0700 07:57 AM

Size : 12 page(s)

Visit the link below to view your fax in Microsoft Word:


For additional help, go to our faq section, on our website : https://www.efax.com/ help/faq.

Thank you for using eFax


March 27, 2018 at 12:55 PM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications

Here is another scam:

"From: eFax

Sent: Friday, March 23, 2018 11:26 AM

Subject: eFax Encrypted Message from unknown - 4 page(s), Caller-ID:


You have a new encrypted fax message from eFax! Click attachment to view.

Fax Details

Caller ID:

Date Received:


Number of pages:

Reference #:

2018-03-23 08:49:19 GMT

Microsoft Encrypted Document



Thank you for choosing eFax!


The eFax Corporate"


February 1, 2018 at 10:03 AM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications

Here is another malicious email:

"From: "eFax Inc." <efax@efox.com>

Date: February 1, 2018 at 10:48:46 AM EST

Subject: New incoming fax from 1-(212) 675-6388

Dear David

You have received a scanned document through eFax.com.

From : (212) 675-6388

To: (614) 441-4229

Incoming Date: 02/01/2018

Incoming time: 7:22 :06 AM

Pages: 5

Your document can be viewed online, on the eFax website, by clicking here.

Please note that Microsoft Word must be installed on your PC.

Thank you for choosing eFax

2018 j2 Global, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “j2”). All rights reserved.

eFax is a registered trademark of j2."


January 24, 2018 at 11:59 AM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications
an anonymous user from: San Pedro Carchá, Francisco Morazán, Honduras

I received this email:


You've received a new document, it was shared with you via eFax.

Download Document


Efax Team

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately by phone or email. Please note that any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of eFax corportate company"


December 20, 2017 at 10:21 PM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications

Here is another scam:

"From: "eFax" <efax@4wtech.com>

Date: December 20, 2017 at 10:35:22 AM CST

Subject: New eFax document from 518-440-2257

Reply-To: "eFax" <efax@4wtech.com>

You have received a new fax document.

Please click here to view it online, on the eFax website.

Thank you for faxing with eFax.

Sender's Name: 518-440-2257

Sender's Caller ID: 1888531515

Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:35:22 -0600

Number of Pages: 22"


December 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications

Here is another scam:

"From: eFax Inc [mailto:efax@autumnfire.com]

Sent: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 8:17 AM

Subject: New incoming fax from 1-390-506-0753 on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:16:41 -0800

You have received a scanned document through eFax.com.

From: 610-506-0753

Incoming date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:16:41 -0800

Your document can be viewed online, on the eFax website, by clicking here.

Please note that Microsoft Word must be installed on your PC.

Thank you for choosing eFax©

© 2017 j2 Global, Inc. and its affiliates (collectively, “j2”). All rights reserved.

eFax® is a registered trademark of j2."


November 13, 2017 at 11:33 AM by
eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications

Here is another scam:

"- Original message -

From: eFax <efax@efaxmail.com>

Date: 11/13/17 11:31 AM (GMT-05:00)

Subject: 808-241-8561 has faxed you a document.

808-241-8561 has faxed you a new document.

Date & Time : Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:58 AM

Size ( pages ) : 18

Visit the link below to view your fax in Microsoft Word:


If you require help, you can visit our faq section hxxps://www.efax.com/help/faq .

Thank you for choosing eFax"


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eFax Corporate Malicious Email Notifications