Scammers and spammers are sending fake and phishing "You’ve Been Accepted by Who’s Who" 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 "You’ve Been Accepted by Who’s Who" Scam
From: Marissa Ross <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 7:15:35 AM MST
Subject: You’ve Been Accepted by Who’s Who…
Subject: confirm your nomination into our exclusive network
you have 3 pending contacts at LinkedIn. 75162.
I'm pleased to inform you that you have been considered to be included in the 2018 Professional Who's Who Network. Americas most respected networking and personal branding organization.
On behalf of our Committee we welcome you to the Community.
Status: Please confirm your nomination.
Confirm Your Profile
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