Emailed Receipts

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:

Report Scammers To The FTC Here


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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.


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.


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… Read more »


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… Read more »


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!!!


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"


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



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… Read more »


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..)

Linda Allan

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. Logo HERE’S YOUR E-RECEIPT 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… Read more »

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