Payment Notification Scam: How It Works
If you’re like most people, you spend a good part of each day going in and out of your email checking your messages. Good practice says to not open an email from an unknown sender or with an unclear subject line. However, we are all curious by nature. So when we receive an email that seems to be invoicing us for a bill, we will typically open it out of concern for our credit rating, at the very least.
In the Payment Notification Scam, thousands of email addresses have received the message below, containing an attachment. Here is the email that is going around these days:
“Please find attached payroll reports for the past months. Remit the new payment by [next week date] as outlines under our payment agreement.
Sincerely, Kurtis Delacruz”
As you notice, the body of the email is deliberately vague, tempting people to open the attachment. Do not open this; it could either contain malware or be a solicitation for personal identifying information for identity theft.
Payment Notification Scam: How To Avoid
When you receive an email from an unknown sender or with a vague message, the best course of action is to delete it without opening it at all. If your curiosity gets the best of you and you do open it, do not click on any links or open any attachments.
At the least, you could compromise the integrity of your PC; at worst, you could be compromising the integrity of your identity.
Payment Notification Scam: How To Report
Make your family and friends aware of the Payment Notification Scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers and their email addresses to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:
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I received email from Liu, Beijing Shougang Company Ltd, offered a job, but checked his given website cannot open. However his email given address is another Company and not seem to related in business. Better not get into trouble to accept this kind of job. The Company name looks similar, address given the same, but business nature not same.
I also received the same Beijing Shaugang Company LTD email. They have asked me to collect from A client in North America by the name of Bill Robinson.
He will send me payment and I will then forward it into the company in China.
For doing this I would receive a percentage of the payment for collecting it.
Seems like a scam but would be a good way to make extra money
If it was legit?
I also received an actual letter today, from the ‘United Nations Fund Monitoring Department’ informing that my payment is under investigation. lol
It says: “The said fund after due investigation was contrary to Article 102 Section 36 sub section IV of the 1996 Bank and other Financial Institution Degree. This is in line with the Bi-lateral Agreement reached between the UN, that of the United States and European Union after the September 11th, 2001 bombing of the World Trade Centre and London Bombing. The Agreement further states that any amount exceeding £300,000 must be cleared by the above-named Agency prior to transfer therefore funds not cleared by this Agency will be confiscated and sent to the World Bank Headquarters for further clarification.
They even sent me a picture of a cheque for $850,000. All I have to do is to send $5,000 as a ‘clearance charge’ to release the funds. Stop these criminals!
I received emails from Beijing shougang Company. They asked me to collect payments from "clients’ in the US and Canada. Have checks written in my name to deposit in my personal account. The email is from a Liu claiming to be in Beijing, China. I believe this is a scam. Am I right? NO checks have been mailed to me as yet.
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