Scam Alert – Payment Receipt Overdue Invoices – Request for Statement of Account

A scam is a fraudulent scheme designed to cheat and trick you out of your hard earned money.

Almost each week, we come across some scam in our email inbox or in our phone.

Are you a victim or has this been also happening to you ?  Beware, these scam emails may contain Malware, ransomware  or spyware which can steal your personal or financial information From  your laptop or computer. Also do not provide your personal and financial details to emails from these unknown sources.

Here is a typical example of a latest scam, be alert as you may get this scam email in your emai inbox too!!

Full Header Info

Authentication-Results: server.xxxxx.com;

     dkim=none header.i=[email protected]

Return-Path: <[email protected]>

X-Original-To: [email protected]

Delivered-To: [email protected]

Received: from emirates.net.ae (unknown [165.227.34.119])

     by server.xxxxxxt.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 9ADAD1F4ED85

     for <[email protected]>; Tue, 9 Apr 2019 14:24:04 +0200 (CEST)

From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

Subject: Payment Receipt Overdue Invoices – Request for Statement of Account

Date: 09 Apr 2019 12:21:05 -0700

Message-ID: <[email protected]>

MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: multipart/mixed;

     boundary=”—-=_NextPart_000_0012_C1F45E7D.B5C97FE0″

Original Message

Subject: Payment Receipt Overdue Invoices – Request for Statement of Account

From:    [email protected]

Date:    Wed, April 10, 2019 12:51 am

To:      [email protected]


We received this payment from your company. Your email address is 

contained in the reference of the sender.

We do not know what this payment is for.  We do not have any 

record of overdue invoices with you.

Kindly find the attached and confirm. 

Also provide the bank details where we should return the payment.

Also you need to be careful with your email when you send 

payment.

Maybe someone is trying to divert your payment.

Waiting for your reply.

Thanks & regards,

Korea Uni Com Co., Ltd. 

E: [email protected]

Customer Service and Inside Sales Representative – AWP

Middle East & Southern Africa

Terex Equipment Middle East LCC 

PO Box 282325, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Advice

Never click on the available attachment or link, sometimes it may contain malware, ransomware etc.

So let’s come to the point, How to Protect Yourself From these scams? You have to remain alert and follow a few basic steps, to avoid being scammed.

  • Always Assess the authenticity and validity of all messages that comes to your inbox from people and business related that you don’t know.
  • Any emails and attachment sent to you that seem odd should be checked first, by hovering your cursor over the link or attachment with your mouse before actually clicking on the link. Also has a look at the destination URL, if it looks legitimate or not.
  • Logically, banks and legitimate companies will never ask you for personal details via email. Don’t give them your information.