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FRAUD: Receipt ID


Why this looks valid

  • The sender's email address may appear to be from a valid business
  • The PDF attachment includes details common to receipts such as purchase itemization, a log, and telephone number

Why this is fraud

  • The email contains no identifiers of the service that was presumably purchased or the company it was purchased from
  • Generic greetings and awkward sentence construction are often indicators of malicious emails

Additional notes

  • How does this scam work?  If you call the number that appears in the attached receipt, the person on the line will ask you for your bank account or credit card account information in order to "fix" the billing error, and then make unauthorized purchases using your account
  • A little paranoia goes a long way! Be suspicious of any email messages with a phone number – always contact a company’s publicized customer service number and not what you see in an email