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

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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.