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Receipts Sent by E-mail

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How the scam works:

(with video below) You receive an e-mail from a big chain store that you purchase groceries from on a regular basis (eg. Walmart, Superstore, etc). “We are now happy to offer online your last receipt. Please find it attached to this e-mail. Thank you for shopping with us”.

Most likely the attachment will be a Zip. file, that will contain a virus, keystroke logger, or malware. Look at the domain name of the sender’s e-mail. Is it the store’s name.com or does it have extra letters and numbers (bestbuy.com or bestbuy529a5.com)?

Wtach the video below to see en explanation of this scam, as featured in the news.

Receipts Sent by Email Scam Video

How to avoid:

Never open attachments from unknown senders.

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There are 7 comments

  • On Monday, March 02, 2015, Peter wrote:

    Apparently I just ordered $6444 worth of catering in Quatar:


    ************************************
    From: "info@ordercasper.com"
    To:XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
    Sent: Tuesday, 3 March 2015, 10:55
    Subject: Purchase Info F796313403

    Thanks for placing order with us now! Your order is now on process.

    Outright Purchase: 6444 AUD

    Please check the file given with this email to view more information about your order.

    ORDER DETAILS

    Purchase Number: NLU621776164
    Order Date: 13:02 02.03.2015
    Customer Email: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    *****************************************

  • On Monday, March 02, 2015, leisa wrote:

    I received one from a "test@npor.ru" today.
    Stated I had a receipt for a AUD $6500 purchase! hahaha
    Had an attachment to ope n for "Further details"

  • On Monday, December 22, 2014, Vigilant wrote:

    And in yet another version of this Scam I received an email from AquAid in England containing a "receipt" for "my payment".

    How stupid are these Scammers??? AquAid sells bottled water, etc., they're in England, I'm in western Canada and I've ordered bottled water & a cooler to be shipped here. Get real!!!

  • On Monday, September 29, 2014, Criss wrote:

    There is another variation going around right now, so beware!! Apparently it comes from Daewoo, and the subject title is 'Proforma Invoice'. Here is the email, don't respond back!

    "Dear Sir,

    Sorry for my late reply. it was due to upgoing maintainance in our company and my email has been changed. as discussed on previous mail, kindly find the attached profoma invoice for the new order.

    Note that attached is the amended proforma invoice and design for our shipment, because price in invoice was not our agreement after the confirmation of the order. Kindly confirm that the stated prices are correct. We expect to receive the shipment of goods within the specified time on this order. Get back to us with your confirmation and your profoma for payment arrangement.

    Any questions, kindly let me know.(sheng yi xing long)means to wish you the very best of business in Chinese.

    Best regards,
    Leong Choo
    Sales Manager.
    Daewoo Imp. & Exp. Co., Ltd
    Tel : +82 2 482 8190 or +8

  • On Monday, July 07, 2014, jsmall wrote:

    HI my is jimmy email you before i got another scam emial again this time this is what they said and by way calling police this time: this is what it said:

    "Having checked your Social Security Number Through our National Checking Database System, And finding out that you have been never for fraud activity, ACS has decided to give you a chance to take care of this issue outside of the court without you having a report on your credit history and ssn.

    In order to avoid a lawsuit of $3341.86 against you we request you to kindly pay the Court Restitotion Amount which is $964.78 if settle this matter today, you may be entitled to get some percentage of deduction on the restitution amout. You will have tot send us a promissory note in order to hold your case file from being sent to the court house. On a case to case basis, you may be given the solution to pay 45-55% of pending amount in the same month& a 30 days extension to settle the rest ofthe settlement amount as mutually agreed.

    As we were unable to reach you so we sending you this final notification through email. this legal matter will require your cooperation,so kindly get in touch with the department to make a payment freeze down this case." Here is phone number they send 1-315-512-2218

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