2020 Professional Whos Who Publication Spam Emails

2020 Professional Whos Who Publication Spam Emails

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A "2020 Professional Who's Who Publication" Spam Email

2020 Professional Who's Who Publication

Fri 2/7/2020 2:20 PM

From: "Professional Network" - unwieldable@popularsigh.icu

National Publication & Community of Professionals

Dear Valued Candidate,

Congratulations! You have been nominated for a spot in the 2020 Professional Who’s Who publication. Starting the New Year with this level of recognition, branding, and respect will help improve and accelerate your career.

Please click here to update your professional profile. Include all your credentials and accomplishments. We want to be sure we have the most accurate information for our publication team.

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.

Congratulations once again. Your achievements are truly impressive, and I’m excited to welcome you into the Who’s Who Community.

Click To Get Started


Joan Riley

Editor-in-Chief, Professional Whos Who

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  • November 2, 2023 at 10:32 AM by an anonymous user from: Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    just received one and deleted it. Spam

  • March 13, 2023 at 7:39 PM by an anonymous user from: Lebanon, Tennessee, United States

    I got two of them from the same email address five hours apart.

  • November 11, 2022 at 7:45 PM by an anonymous user from: Centereach, New York, United States

    The "professional who's who" keeps sending me email. I ignore them completely. Very annoying. I am 67 years old, nearly 68, and I am way past the time where there would be any reason to include me in such an "award"

    At my age, I do not know if I will be alive in say another 1 year from now

    So annoying

  • September 28, 2022 at 7:24 AM by an anonymous user from: Anne Arundel County, Crownsville, Maryland, United States

    I received this email this morning so my wife and I were leary of it upon looking for validity and found multiple scam alerts. Attached is the URL they used:


    I wish I could upload a screenshot but there isn't an option. Be aware and alert for these sacms

  • August 3, 2022 at 11:56 PM by an anonymous user from: Chicago, Illinois, United States

    Outside of my family and workplace (mundane setting) I am of little importance. Don't even question it. It's ALWAYS a scam.

  • June 24, 2022 at 12:58 AM by an anonymous user from: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

    I received an email for 2022 is it a scam again

    • July 28, 2022 at 12:08 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown, Austin, Texas, United States

      I’m thinking it probably is, I got the same email myself.

  • June 8, 2022 at 9:10 AM by an anonymous user from: Bangkok, Thailand

    I just received an email like this. Is it a scam?

  • June 7, 2022 at 3:38 PM by an anonymous user from: Dallas, Texas, United States

    It's 2022 and I am still getting these. The latest are from: <anget1@umbc.edu>. I informed UMBC, which is a school is Maryland, that people were using their school's email. I get a wide variety of spam emails from "them." On their website, it stated not to buy anything/pay anything, etc., from emails received from the school-they had been hacked.

  • May 9, 2022 at 1:17 PM by an anonymous user from: Santa Cruz County, Boulder Creek, California, United States

    Since it has been recognized as a scam; what is being done to stop it. there must be a way to identify these crooks and stop the craziness that american people face from these constant emails and phone calls. trace the phone calls, find out where they are calling or emailing from. who is in allowing these to function! They must be renting "workfrom places", shut them down! folks should insist congress pass legislation jailing and fining the participants! And the people who work there as well. find how these people are hired; if it's easy to find work in these places, it should be easy to plant an informant to get to the bottom of this. follow the money!

  • April 11, 2022 at 3:51 PM by an anonymous user from: Islamabad, Pakistan

    I received this email inbox

  • April 11, 2022 at 3:48 PM by an anonymous user from: Islamabad, Pakistan

    I received email yesterday April checked it and I believe it's another scam

  • March 25, 2022 at 5:25 PM by an anonymous user from: Centretown-Downtown, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

    I received this email today March 25/22

    Checked it and I believe it’s another scam

    • April 11, 2022 at 3:47 PM by an anonymous user from: Islamabad, Pakistan

      I received email yesterday April checked it and I believe it's another scam

  • August 29, 2021 at 7:11 PM by an anonymous user from: Somerset, Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    Just received his spam email today. I fact check before responding to emails such as this.

  • May 24, 2021 at 1:33 PM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, Mt Laurel, New Jersey, United States

    I'm really in Who's Who. This isn't it. Save your time and money.

  • September 2, 2020 at 3:59 PM by an anonymous user from: United States

    Hello, I received an email and a phone can from an organization saying that I have been selected for the Professional WHO"S WHO. It Offers for payment between $300 to $1000...broader internet exposure, professional networking, and establishing my brand How do I know if this is a scam? They also offered an engraved plaque...

    • September 2, 2020 at 4:29 PM by info

      What is the email address the email came from?

  • August 30, 2020 at 11:28 AM by an anonymous user from: North Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

    This such a shame because I really thought this was a legit company and they sent me a plaque but I keep on receiving the same email after I spoke with the a spokesperson. I paid to be apart of this company but I never responded back to give anymore information

  • August 5, 2020 at 8:33 PM by an anonymous user from: Visalia, California, United States

    I joined mensa back in 82, became a management specialist in early 90's and was provided an opportunity to join who's who in 97. they are a real organization and this email is not from them. When they invite you to join they already researched you out and have your information. They dont ask for info to apply. I did notjoin - didnt see the benefit nor am I that much of a ego driven personality.

  • August 5, 2020 at 12:30 PM by an anonymous user from: Gilbert, Arizona, United States

    May I please have an explanation to my previous emails? I have tried to communicate with someone at Who's Who and do not get a response. Please respond. Thank you. Dale B...

    • April 11, 2022 at 4:47 AM by an anonymous user from: Westlake Village, California, United States

      Why would you think you could contact them here? They are scammers, running a scam, sounds like

  • July 14, 2020 at 2:00 AM by an anonymous user from: Pasadena, California, United States

    I received the same email aforementioned in the article two days ago. I never heard of a Who's Who anything and didn't believe the email. However, I decided to research it out of curiosity in case it could be legit. Well, a zillion articles proved my hunch. These people who propagate such falsehoods should be either fined or tossed in jail. Don't they believe in some kind of karma? Ehh ... .

  • June 9, 2020 at 10:52 AM by an anonymous user from: New Castle, Delaware, United States

    Need to file a complaint with FCC

  • May 25, 2020 at 1:52 PM by an anonymous user from: Johnson City, Tennessee, United States

    I put in the name of Donald Trump with a fake email, etc. and was instantly welcomed to this Who's Who. Now if I got an email inviting me to join Who's Nobody, I might think it's real in my case.

    • February 2, 2022 at 9:40 AM by an anonymous user from: St Paul, Minnesota, United States

      I meant “onto”

      Stupid autocorrect!

    • February 2, 2022 at 9:40 AM by an anonymous user from: St Paul, Minnesota, United States


      🏅 for best comment. I think they may be into something. ;)

  • May 22, 2020 at 5:41 PM by an anonymous user from: North Pole, Alaska, United States

    I am a professional skilled tradesmen in the Arctic Circle working in a remote site but I’m really a nobody and I received one of these today so if there’s someway to call and verify I would do so but quite frankly I believe it’s another scam and I don’t open anything that I don’t know 100% is for real. Beware

  • May 2, 2020 at 11:53 AM by an anonymous user from: Iron Mountain, Michigan, United States

    I'm a nobody, yet even I received one. Not bad, only two spelling mistakes and it actually reads like English:

    I just realized that I may not have your best email on file.

    Recently, I tried to email you to congratulate you about your exclusive invitation.

    You have been recently selected as a potential candidate for inclusion in the new Edition of the Professional Who's Who network.

    Professional Who's Who is America's most trusted and accomplished individuals network. <LINK REMOVED> It affords members with an incredible opportunity to connect with America's most noteworthy professionals in nearly every career field and specialty.

    Each candidate is selected individually, giving you the opportunity to represent and stand out in your industry and profession.

    If formally accepted, you'll be joining over 90,000 accomplished Americans and published in the online edition of Who's Who in America.

    Members enjoy the following potential benefits:

    * Greater Name Recognition

    * Enhanced Status Amongst Your Industry Peers & Colleagues

    * Changes for Career Advancement

    * Professional Networking

    and much, much more...

    The Publishing Committee selected you as a potential candidate based not only upon your current standing, but focusing as well on criteria from executive and professional directories, associations and trade journals.

    Given your background, the selection committee believes your profile makes a f*****g addition to our prestigious network (once you pass our screening process).

    To verify your profile and accept candidacy, please visit here for confirmation. <LINK REMOVED>

    Please note: the deadline for this acceptance period is fast approaching, and spots are limited in order to maximize the value for each accepted member.

    In light of that, I urge you to hurry before we fill up this class of Professional Who's Who.

    On behalf of our Committee, I salute your achievements and welcome you in advance to our exclusive association of accomplished individuals.

    Sincerely Yours,

    Harvey Johnson

    National Committee Secretary

    Profesional Who's Who

    Click here to unsubscribe from future emails. <LINK REMOVED>

    30 N Gould Street Suite 3372 Sheridan, WY 82801


    Unsubscribe <LINK REMOVED>

  • April 28, 2020 at 8:35 PM by an anonymous user from: Marion, Illinois, United States

    These people are HORRIBLE

  • April 10, 2020 at 6:04 PM by an anonymous user from: Los Angeles, California, United States

    Constant barrage of spa. block it, it returns with a new address.

  • April 1, 2020 at 6:51 PM by an anonymous user from: Burlington, New Jersey, United States

    this is a shame, because my son was a real member of this organization back in the 90's

  • March 31, 2020 at 2:57 PM by an anonymous user from: Jamestown, New York, United States

    I was suspicious but also hurt that anyone could send this out. For me, I had once been nominated for a real Who's Who for work I had done in the community. It didn't materialize into anything but it was something important to me. I had forgotten about it until I read this email. Why do people do this stuff? My online mailbox is full of scams during the time of the COVID-19. It is like they are sending scams related to information on my credit report or other online information sites. It feels personal and sort of like a violation and maybe that is just what they want. Our vulnerabilities for their gain.

  • March 30, 2020 at 4:07 AM by an anonymous user from: Irving, Texas, United States

    These days you are Scammed every which way but loose! You have to be Intelligent and also be an FBI Agent?..

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