Receipts Sent by E-mail


Emailed Receipts Scam: How It Works

What's your favorite store you shop at? Be careful about the latest scam happening these days, the Emailed Invoice Scam. In this article you will learn how the scam works, how to avoid it, and how to report it. Feel free to submit names of any potential scammers in the Comments section at the bottom. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see the Emailed Invoice scam, exposed:

Receipts Sent by Email Scam Video

You receive an email from a big chain store that you purchase groceries from on a regular basis (eg. Walmart, Costco, K-Mart, Aldi, Whole Foods, Superstore, etc). "Hope you enjoyed your last shopping experience at our store. We are now happy to offer your last receipt. Please find it attached to this e-mail. Thank you for shopping with us".

The attachment is a Zip. file, that contains a virus, keystroke logger, or malware.


Emailed Receipts Scam: How To Avoid

Never open attachments from unknown senders. Even it is says the name of the brand you're familiar with, carefully inspect the brower to spot any mistakes in spelling of the website.

Look at the domain name of the sender's email. Is it [the store's] or does it have extra letters and numbers ( or

Fully ignore the zip. files that arrive into your inbox, regardless where they're coming from. Unless you are expecting one, don't open it. Delete and feel good about it.


Emailed Receipts Scam: How To Report

Make your family and friends aware of this scam by sharing it on social media using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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  1. Zimbo says:

    I received one of these today in my email. The receipt claims I was in a town over 500 miles away at a Best Buy yesterday and made some purchases.
    Funny but I could have sworn I was at work yesterday and not at Best Buy.
    Of course I knew better than to click on anything within the letter or receipt.
    Scammers are everywhere and need to be taken care of in the most awful way.

  2. S says:

    The one I received today was from Nell Cummins, with a supposed cart purchase online, no details, with an amount of $344.50, a line at the end not to reply to this emails as it wont be received,but to go to their website, which, of course, is not mentioned anywhere, and an attachment zip with the Sales Receipt! It’s not an email address I have ever heard of.

  3. jsmall says:

    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

  4. Criss says:

    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

  5. Vigilant says:

    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!!!

  6. leisa says:

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

  7. Peter says:

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

    From: ""
    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.


    Purchase Number: NLU621776164
    Order Date: 13:02 02.03.2015


  8. Jeanne says:

    Here is what i got lol:

    Dear hello (hello is the first word in my email address lol)!

    According to our data you owe our company a sum of $048,49. There are records saying that you have ordered goods in a total amount of $ 708,49 in the third quarter of 2015.

    Invoice has been paid only partially. The unpaid invoice #14686956600335 is enclosed below for your revision.

    We are writing to you, hoping for understanding and in anticipation of the early repayment of debt.

    Please check out the file and do not hesitate to pay off the debt.

    Otherwise we will have to start a legal action against you.

    Meagan Arias
    758 N Davis St, Jacksonville,
    FL 17323
    Phone nr: 727-989-8279

  9. BrentC says:

    Thank you for your payment, please find attached your card receipt and

    Your order has been sent for process.

    Kind Regards

    Specialist Products
    0119 330 9693

    (Did not open the attached Zip file..)

  10. Linda Allan says:

    today I received another yreceipt from Harrogate’s Phase Eight store with an attached pdf file which I did not open. This is the second receipt they have sent me , first one was last year May 12, 2016. Also since then I was receiving newsletters which I had resolved by , this does not look like it will ever end, please help. Thank you.



    Thank you for shopping with us, we hope you love your new purchase.

    You will find your e-receipt attached to this email.

    Banner WS 16/17

    Any questions, our Customer Service Team are here to help:

    Call: (+44) 020 7471 4422

    Share your new look with us on our social channels:

    instagram facebook Twitter

    Paperless receipts provided by yReceipts
    Attachments area

  11. Krysta Hux says:

    I received an order that I did not purchase called, in the amount of $179.80. The name was EAZ gum 300 con., & the other EAZ oil 600 con. they’re using my old email address & said I would be charged the amount above, but there isn’t an email for them or they didn’t say what card is going to be charged, there isn’t a way to contact them. I didn’t get any info. in my email

  12. Helen O'Malley says:

    I have just received an e receipt from Argos for a collect in store purchase. The last 4 numbers of the card used do not match any of mine and the store is in London (I live in Wales). I have had little success so far contacting Argos

  13. Georgina E Hermsdorf says:

    Trceived email receipt from double tree hotel international Drive Orlando Florida
    5 night stay last week of seotember.bookex with a discover card,
    1. Don’t have a discover card
    2. Was not in Florida on those dates
    3. Name and address on top of receipt
    George Harns 10100 IDrive Orlando FL
    The Hotels address.
    4. Googled & Facebooked George Harns
    Orlando Florida could not find one.

  14. Connie M Burkey says:

    Received an email from Oakley. Never ordered glasses, and non of my accounts were charged. I did not open the PDF attached.

    Shop Mens Shop womens Shop Custom wear


    27886 Novi Rd STE E127
    Novi, MI 48377
    08/14/2019 08:16 PM
    Trans #: 152878
    Store #: 080
    Register #: 00001
    Associate: S80ASMIT
    DISPLA: ($15.60)
    1 × $156.00
    6% Tax
    Net Amount
    Total Paid




    If you are not satisfied with your Oakley® purchase, we will exchange it or provide you a refund based on your original method of payment within 30 days of the purchase date when accompanied by the original receipt from an Oakley Store, Oakley Vault retail location, or Product must be in original condition and packaging. All refunds and exchanges must be made in the country of original purchase.

    Oakley reserves the right to request photo identification or deny any return or exchange. Returns from or Oakley Telephone Sales may take an additional 3-5 business days to be refunded from the Customer’s bank. Shipping Fees are non-refundable.

    All purchases are intended for personal use only and are not to be resold. Oakley reserves the right to limit purchases of any product or product category. When a product is purchased as part of a buy one get one offer, if the full price item is returned, the get one item will be adjusted to the original price and the customer will receive the difference.

    This Oakley Store eReceipt has been delivered to the email address that was provided by you at an Oakley Store or Oakley Vault for electronic communications. This eReceipt will allow you to keep a record of all your transactions at our Oakley stores and give you easy access to your receipts should you require proof of purchase at any time. Personal information provided for this eReceipt will not be used for marketing purposes without your consent. View our Privacy Policy

    Copyright ©2019 Oakley, Inc. All Rights Reserved . 1 Icon, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610
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  15. Stephen Desjardins says:

    I receive receipts for purchases I don’t really remember making, and they come as attachments with the ".iso" suffix. Are these legit or phishing? TIA

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