Email Service Scam Alert

Scam Warning! Recently, has seen fraudulent scams using email addresses, where a party acts as the US Immigration Service or other government agencies, and requests funds via Western Union or other money transfer services. has requested that terminate several such email addresses at and has reported the scam to the authorities. If you see such a scam please notify and or Also, suggest that you reach out to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which is a partnership between the FBI and the National White Collar Crime Center to further report this fraudulent activity.

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A Sample of a @USA Email Scam Used by Scammers

From: Mr Rice Attlesey <>

Sent: Wednesday, December 5, 2018, 8:56:24 PM GMT+7

Subject: Acknowledge Of Email.


I hereby acknowledge the receipt of your mail, i got your text but i couldn't reply back maybe due to the long distance and out of the country. At this point we can only email each other and yes you can claim your money while you are aboard.

The United States Government Grants And Private Grant Foundations Give Away Billions In Free Money Every Year To Millions Of Us Citizens Just Like You. These Are Free Cash Grants That All US Taxpaying Citizens Are Entitled To And Should Take Advantage Of. This Free Money Can Be Used For Almost Anything You Can Imagine.

In Fact Right Now People Are Being Approved For Large Sums Of Money To Start A Business, Pay For Their Education, Medical Bills, And Even To Buy A House. This Is An Empowerment Program Set Up By The Federal Government To Help The American Communities And Other Countries Around The World. Your Name Was Picked Randomly As One Of The Winners Of The Week.

The Money Giving By The Federal Government It's Not A Loan; It's Free Money Giving By The American Government To Help The American Communities. You Are One Of The Lucky Winners Who Won From This Empowerment Program,You Won $100.000.00 As The Star Prize Of The Week.


Mr Rice Attlesey

734) 800 8589

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June 17, 2023 at 10:43 PM by Email Service Scam Alert
an anonymous user from: Redmond, Washington, United States

is fortbraggverification

a man claiming being a German soldier stationed in Fort Bragg NC wont me to send my personal info to get verified so I can talk to him on phone

is this a real e-mail


April 24, 2023 at 12:26 AM by Email Service Scam Alert
an anonymous user from: Waverley, Gauteng, South Africa

Wondering if this email is legit or also part of a crime syndicate pretending to be from IMF international monitory fund.


April 24, 2023 at 5:32 AM by Email Service Scam Alert

It is a scam pretending to be from the IMF.


April 2, 2023 at 3:06 PM by Email Service Scam Alert
an anonymous user from: Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

I wonder if this email address is legit:


January 31, 2022 at 4:54 AM by Email Service Scam Alert
an anonymous user from: Brisbane City, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

I received a payment mail via email address,

I am a seller in Australia through by the Facebook market. The buyer asked me to send the item to U.S. and paid by PayPal. Then I got the mail from this email address, which is in my spam folder.

The mail said the money already deducted from the buyer but remains "pending", until I provide the shipping number, reply to this email. This is a bit weird, normally PayPal won't ask to reply the email. Then I checked the address end up with ""...more confused me.

Please investigate about this email address. I want to make sure is this spam or not. Thank you.


March 20, 2020 at 11:24 PM by Email Service Scam Alert

"Hello, you have a donation of 4,800,000.00 EUR. I won the lottery

America worth 768 million USD in May 2019 and donate part of it

to five lucky people and charity

homes in memory of my late wife, who died of cancer. Contact me

for more information: ("

Here is another scam.


December 1, 2019 at 7:58 AM by Email Service Scam Alert

"Please check this email address. It is suspicious to me. I keep getting emails of this kind all the time and I am sick of it now. The address is: Mr. Jim Carlos:"

Received via email.


September 27, 2019 at 5:18 PM by Email Service Scam Alert

Here is another scam:

"From: Arik Shipping company <>

Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2019 3:02 PM

Subject: Re: Smiths Co shippment

Dear Valued Customer,

Thanks for getting back to us. We are Glad to have you as one of our customers. Please find the attachment for the invoice of this shipment. Since you wish to proceed with this shipment, we will need payment upfront via wire transfer prior to pickup and shipment. Please advise if we can provide our wiring instructions for payment.

Don't hesitate to contact us or e-mail us back, if you need any more assistance.Thank you once again for choosing ARIK SHIPPING COMPANY for your shipping needs..

Int.Shipment,Clearing & Freight Logistics Department


Mr. Douglas Price"


August 2, 2019 at 12:31 PM by Email Service Scam Alert


Your email address has emerged as winner of "$850,000.00" in the Publishers

Clearing House Global Sweepstakes Email Lotto.

To file for your winning check you are required to contact the department of contest PCH, with the Winning Notification Codes.

*This winning opportunity is a service of Publishers Clearing House and will be dated upon receipt*

Deborah Holland

Official Winners Selection Notice

© Copyright 2019 Publishers Clearing House. All Rights Reserved."

Here is another scam.


August 1, 2019 at 7:31 AM by Email Service Scam Alert

"From: "Frank Digasa" <>

Date: July 29, 2019 at 6:31:48 PM EDT

Subject: Requested Info

The United Nations Foundations

Compensation Clarification Units

Our Ref: UNCC/CCU/0114/045327019

Allocation Code: 08UNIPCA016708091

Approval Officer: Frank Digasa

Location: Geneva / New York, United States


For Your Perusal and Attention:


Re: Your Award Benefits Notification

Thank you for your confirmation of your interest to work with us,hence, Kindly provide us with the following information below to enable us process your compensation paperwork for proof of your award compensation payment.

First Name:


Middle Name:

Marital Status:


Contact Address:

Country of Origin:



Home Phone:

Cell Phone:

Fax No:


Please to further receive our communication, kindly confirm the acceptance of this correspondence by replying to this message.

Thank you.

Frank Digasa

Senior Program/Approval Officer"

Received this spam.


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Online Threat Alerts Security Tips

Pay the safest way

Credit cards are the safest way to pay for online purchases because you can dispute the charges if you never get the goods or services or if the offer was misrepresented. Federal law limits your liability to $50 if someone makes unauthorized charges to your account, and most credit card issuers will remove them completely if you report the problem promptly.

Guard your personal information

In any transaction you conduct, make sure to check with your state or local consumer protection agency and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) to see if the seller, charity, company, or organization is credible. Be especially wary if the entity is unfamiliar to you. Always call the number found on a website’s contact information to make sure the number legitimately belongs to the entity you are dealing with.

Be careful of the information you share

Never give out your codes, passwords or personal information, unless you are sure of who you're dealing with

Know who you’re dealing with

Crooks pretending to be from companies you do business with may call or send an email, claiming they need to verify your personal information. Don’t provide your credit card or bank account number unless you are actually paying for something and know who you are sending payment to. Your social security number should not be necessary unless you are applying for credit. Be especially suspicious if someone claiming to be from a company with whom you have an account asks for information that the business already has.

Check your accounts

Regularly check your account transactions and report any suspicious or unauthorised transactions.

Don’t believe promises of easy money

If someone claims that you can earn money with little or no work, get a loan or credit card even if you have bad credit, or make money on an investment with little or no risk, it’s probably a scam. Oftentimes, offers that seem too good to be true, actually are too good to be true.

Do not open email from people you don’t know

If you are unsure whether an email you received is legitimate, try contacting the sender directly via other means. Do not click on any links in an email unless you are sure it is safe.

Think before you click

If an email or text message looks suspicious, don’t open any attachments or click on the links.

Verify urgent requests or unsolicited emails, messages or phone calls before you respond

If you receive a message or a phone call asking for immediate action and don't know the sender, it could be a phishing message.

Be careful with links and new website addresses

Malicious website addresses may appear almost identical to legitimate sites. Scammers often use a slight variation in spelling or logo to lure you. Malicious links can also come from friends whose email has unknowingly been compromised, so be careful.

Secure your personal information

Before providing any personal information, such as your date of birth, Social Security number, account numbers, and passwords, be sure the website is secure.

Stay informed on the latest cyber threats

Keep yourself up to date on current scams by visiting this website daily.

Use Strong Passwords

Strong passwords are critical to online security.

Keep your software up to date and maintain preventative software programs

Keep all of your software applications up to date on your computers and mobile devices. Install software that provides antivirus, firewall, and email filter services.

Update the operating systems on your electronic devices

Make sure your operating systems (OSs) and applications are up to date on all of your electronic devices. Older and unpatched versions of OSs and software are the target of many hacks. Read the CISA security tip on Understanding Patches and Software Updates for more information.

What if You Got Scammed?

Stop Contact With The Scammer

Hang up the phone. Do not reply to emails, messages, or letters that the scammer sends. Do not make any more payments to the scammer. Beware of additional scammers who may contact you claiming they can help you get your lost money back.

Secure Your Finances

  • Report potentially compromised bank account, credit or debit card information to your financial institution(s) immediately. They may be able to cancel or reverse fraudulent transactions.
  • Notify the three major credit bureaus. They can add a fraud alert to warn potential credit grantors that you may be a victim of identity theft. You may also want to consider placing a free security freeze on your credit report. Doing so prevents lenders and others from accessing your credit report entirely, which will prevent them from extending credit:

Check Your Computer

If your computer was accessed or otherwise affected by a scam, check to make sure that your anti-virus is up-to-date and running and that your system is free of malware and keylogging software. You may also need to seek the help of a computer repair company. Consider utilizing the Better Business Bureau’s website to find a reputable company.

Change Your Account Passwords

Update your bank, credit card, social media, and email account passwords to try to limit further unauthorized access. Make sure to choose strong passwords when changing account passwords.

Report The Scam

Reporting helps protect others. While agencies can’t always track down perpetrators of crimes against scammers, they can utilize the information gathered to record patterns of abuse which may lead to action being taken against a company or industry.

Report your issue to the following agencies based on the nature of the scam:

  • Local Law Enforcement: Consumers are encouraged to report scams to their local police department or sheriff’s office, especially if you lost money or property or had your identity compromised.
  • Federal Trade Commission: Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357) or use the Online Complaint Assistant to report various types of fraud, including counterfeit checks, lottery or sweepstakes scams, and more.
  • If someone is using your personal information, like your Social Security, credit card, or bank account number, to open new accounts, make purchases, or get a tax refund, report it at This federal government site will also help you create your Identity Theft Report and a personal recovery plan based on your situation. Questions can be directed to 877-ID THEFT.

How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts — they haven’t
  • claim there’s a problem with your account or your payment information — there isn’t
  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

About Online Threat Alerts (OTA)

Online Threat Alerts or OTA is an anti-cybercrime community that started in 2012. OTA alerts the public to cyber crimes and other web threats.

By alerting the public, we have prevented a lot of online users from getting scammed or becoming victims of cybercrimes.

With the ever-increasing number of people going online, it important to have a community like OTA that continuously alerts or protects those same people from cyber-criminals, scammers and hackers, who are every day finding new ways of carrying out their malicious activities.

Online users can help by reporting suspicious or malicious messages or websites to OTA. And, if they want to determine if a message or website is a threat or scam, they can use OTA's search engine to search for the website or parts of the message for information.

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