"Professional Who's Who 2018 Edition Nomination Committee" Scam

Professional Whos Who 2018 Edition Nomination Committee Scam

Beware of "Professional Who's Who 2018 Edition Nomination Committee" scams. Scammers and spammers are sending fake and phishing email messages like the one below, which claim the recipients have been nominated to represent their professional community in the Professional Who's Who 2018 Edition. The fake email messages have been created to trick the recipients into sending the scammers their personal information, and subsequently, their money. Also, the links in the email messages may go to spam websites that will attempt to trick visitors into buying fake products or services, and phishing websites that steal online account credentials.

The "Professional Who's Who 2018 Edition Nomination Committee" Scam

From: "Nomination Committee" <39ad4f5048624148@bravoautos.com>

Date: October 20, 2018 at 7:29:55 PM PDT

Subject: Your Nomination

Dear Candidate,

You have been nominated to represent your professional community in the Professional Who's Who 2018 Edition. The largest online community of professionals.

We are very pleased to inform you that your candidacy has been approved. Congratulations!

The Publishing Committee has selected you as a potential candidate, based on your standing amongst your professional community as well as specific criteria from the executive and professional council. Given your reputation, the Publishing Director feels your profile would make a welcome addition to our publication.

Since we are using our secondary resources, you must verify with us that your current profile is accurate. After your information is verified, your online listing will be approved within 7 business days.

Please click here to verify your profile and to formally accept the candidacy.

On behalf of our Committee I would like to salute your achievements and welcome you to our association.

Deepest Regards,

Nomination Committee

626 RXR Plaza Uniondale, NY 11556

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  • May 5, 2020 at 7:36 AM by an anonymous user from: Winter Springs, Florida, United States

    I received a “nomination” today. Supposedly from Joan Riley. Click the email address and it’s like a crazy address from a foreign email supplier.

    Please click to provide your biography. Yeah, I don’t think so. This phishing email appears in a frame like a certificate. Someone went to a lot of trouble to have it look legit.

    If I’d actually been nominated it would have been during my career not after my retirement. Lol.

  • September 26, 2019 at 7:23 PM by an anonymous user from: St Louis, Missouri, United States

    Too may things do not make sense:

    - One directory for every profession? What is this, the Yellow Pages?

    - It's like The Simpsons episode where Homer gets an award for "Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence"

    - How did I get nominated?

    - If I'm so special how come they don't know my name?

    - My "candidacy has been approved", but at the same time I have been "selected ... as a potential candidate". Well, which is it?

    - My bait email had different text but phrasing just seems to be off, especially coming from an organization of "professionals". One sentence ends with a comma. Also these m****s don't understand what "nomination" means.

  • February 8, 2019 at 10:01 AM by an anonymous user from: Houston, Texas, United States

    Me too. It disgusts me to know that there are lazy, lying, immoral scammers out there who don't want to make an honest living, while instead they prefer to rob other people of their hard earned money.

    I'm glad there is a such thing as a death date. Who would want to be stuck here on this earth for an eternity with a bunch of low life scums?

  • December 10, 2018 at 4:34 PM by an anonymous user from: New York, United States

    I got one. They didn't ask for anything other than name and email but they did send an email with "discount products because you're a member" listed.

  • November 27, 2018 at 5:59 AM by an anonymous user from: St Robert, Missouri, United States

    Yep, I got one, didn't feel right to me either.

    I was Who's Who in High School for two years in 1987/88 (didn't buy the book though).

    I've been a military spouse for the past 12 years and resigned my career at PriceWaterhouseCooper's to go overseas with my husband.

    I haven't worked that much in the past 12 years.

    But luckily my web adviser warned me of the risky site before I got sucked in.

  • October 19, 2018 at 1:26 PM by an anonymous user from: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

    I almost fell for this scam. :( And there I was feeling special.

    Here's the contact info for this person.

    There I was getting all excited.🤨


    Ms. Kathy Andrews, Senior Director Professional

  • September 24, 2018 at 7:31 PM by an anonymous user from: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

    Not sure how to edit my prior message, but Marissa Ross's email for Professional Who's Who is contact@surprsevisit.com (profile pic is "L" and reads, "LyftDrivers" if you hover your cursor over it). BEWARE:


  • September 24, 2018 at 7:28 PM by an anonymous user from: Pompano Beach, Florida, United States

    I was just sworn in as a fully licensed attorney less than a full week ago. Today I received a "Congratulations" message from a Marissa Ross "membership coordinator." Normally, I am very skeptical - but I thought it was legit b/c only a few "insiders" knew about my being sworn in (maybe it came from Facebook, the ONLY place I posted a cryptic message - that friends spilled the beans on).

    So, I filled out all of my information - and would have completed the entire thing. But. For. The. "Mandatory." Income. Field. I stopped to contact the company - looked for "Contact us." There was NO. Contact. Us. THEN, I got suspicious and to my chagrin. It was a scam, which I not only clicked on but supplied my new firm's information before it even got off the ground. This after my friend was hacked, right before my IDENTITY was STOLEN last month! Now, I'm looking over my shoulder professionally. CANNOT. BELIEVE. THE. CRIMINALS. OUT. THERE!

  • September 24, 2018 at 4:02 PM by an anonymous user from: Essex, Maryland, United States

    Just got one. All whos whos put your name in a book, then sell it to you.

    Just like 1950-1999 sales. Same scam, different scammers.

  • September 19, 2018 at 9:20 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    - Forwarded Message -

    From: WhosWhoRegistration <email@enormousfightingvoice.com>

    Sent: Sunday, September 16, 2018, 11:14:08 AM EDT

    Subject: Congratulations, You've Been Considered for Inclusion...

    Can't view this email correctly? Visit Here for more details on this content.

    Dear Valued Candidate,

    It's my pleasure to inform you that you have been considered for inclusion in the 2018 Professional Who's Who Network. America s most respected networking and personal branding organization.

    Professional Who's Who members are among the country's most accomplished men and women in virtually every industry and profession. All members gain access to exclusive networking forums, personal branding tools, national business exposure and so much more...

    There is No Cost To Be Included! Click here to learn more>>

    Visit the link above to secure your place in our network. Join now and your profile will be highlighted among thousands of nearly 400,000 like-minded professionals across the country.

    On behalf of our Committee I salute your achievements and welcome you to the Who's Who Community.

    Click to Get Started >>


    Marissa Ross

    Membership Coordinator

    Professional Who’s Who

    The above is an advertisement sent by whoswhoregistration.com 626 RXR Plaza Uniondale, NY 11556. If you wish to unsubscribe from all future mailings, please Click Here

    © 2018 Professionals Who's Who, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • July 1, 2018 at 4:13 PM by an anonymous user from: Modesto, California, United States

    Also received one from Marissa Ross.

    It didn't feel right that I had been Nominated.

    Have been retired over 30 years.

    No one's around to have made a Nomination.

    • August 8, 2018 at 8:39 AM by an anonymous user from: LaGrange, Georgia, United States

      I received one from Marissa Ross, Membership Coordinator Professional Who's Who on July 13, 2018.

  • June 7, 2018 at 6:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    They will contacted me by email, asked some questions and they said they will contact me some time later to complete the information. Thanks genuinely for the heads up, this is invaluable information to me.

  • May 5, 2018 at 8:32 PM by an anonymous user from: Lake Forest, California, United States

    the email I get says from : Frances DAgostino <email@frametheword.com>

  • April 27, 2018 at 12:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Negaunee, Michigan, United States

    I've gotten two of these now, can't copy cause the whole thing is more or less an image; but first from Javier (no last name given), second from Patricia Bernal. Both saying I've been nominated and to confirm my profile, neither with my actual name but my email address instead; I deleted both.

  • April 25, 2018 at 1:16 PM by an anonymous user from: Brownsville, Texas, United States

    mine came from Marissa Ross

  • March 28, 2018 at 10:39 AM by an anonymous user from: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States

    Mine came from a Frances DAugustino and I can't copy it because the entire image is a link.

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