Thank you to the members who contacted the office to let us know of more SCAMS circulating. Similar to PAST ADVISORY WARNINGS, the following three are referred to as "phishing" emails. Phishing is the attempt to acquire sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details (and sometimes, indirectly, money), often for malicious reasons, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.
EMAIL SCAM ADVISORY
Here are pictures of an one example of an Email conversation that occurred with one of our members. You can see how it escalates...
On Apr 29, 2016, at 3:28 PM, David Smith <email@example.com> wrote:
Hello and how re you doing today ? I will like to know if you do body massage and if you accept credit card as a form of payment ?
On Apr 30, 2016, at 4:59 PM, David Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Thanks for your prompt response. I will like to make a booking. Can you handle 60 mins Full Body Massage, for 4 people on the 19th or 20th of May (2 person per day for 2 consecutive days or 1 person per day based on the size of your salon) ? Name are Shannon Einstein 20 years, Amanda Einstein 25 years, Tina Kelly 25 years, Jessica Pearls 24 years. I want you to know that these ladies who will come to have the treatment are coming with private transportation driver to your place and the driver will also be driving them back home (. So i will like you to get back to me with the details below.
Address of your Shop:
Total cost of 4 people with tax:
Types of Credit Card Accepted:
Private Cell Number:
From: David Smith <email@example.com>
Date: April 30, 2016 at 7:46:19 PM CDT
Subject: RE: Body Massage
Great. I want you to know that i am okay with the total cost and as well as the availability schedule to work with all the ladies on both days. I am ready to make the payment as soon as possible, but before I can proceed with the payment, i will like you to do me a little favor and i will be so glad if you can do it for me. The favor is that I haven't paid the limousine driver that will bring the ladies for the treatment and he doesn't accept credit card. I want you to add $2860 to the total cost for the treatment and also add $100 for your tip and after u run my card through u will send the $2860 to the limousine driver via E Transfer to his account details that i will be providing once it clears into your account, so he can bring them and also take them back home. This is not a special occasion but i am doing this as a surprise and special treat for all the ladies during their visit to Canada. So kindly get back to me the grand total cost now so u can run my card.
EXPLICIT EMAIL ADVISORY 1
Please watch for this email and delete it immediately. It is essentially a prostitution advertisement.
Date: May 26, 2016 at 8:03:16 AM CDT
Subject: H Bieber Tour massage
Hi there...any chance you can be available?..
Chair Table ..
Able to accept credit cards plz..
Arrival 2ish is fine..
11-Jun Winnipeg CN MTS Center
13-Jun Calgary, ALB Scotia Bank
14-Jun Edmonton ALB Rexall
Thank you...always a multi purpose when I ask availability~..
~Are you avail?
~Do you know another?
~Would you please network this out so the buck doesn't stop with you? THX..lh
Heidi's Fabulous Fatigue Fighters Worldwide LLC
Onsite Massage Therapy...Request & Referral Network!
Heidi G Froehlich NYS LMT since 1984
917 301 2022
EXPLICIT EMAIL ADVISORY 2
There is another explicit email circulating that has vulgar language and includes pictures of naked women. Photos are not appropriate to share in this case.
What should I do if I get these?
First, do not respond and do not visit the websites. It will only lead to the situation escalating.
We recommend that each member who receives anything like this report it to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre on-line by visiting the CAFC website (REPORT AN INCIDENT) or by calling 1-888-495-8501. The MTAM reports these incidents but the more individuals who report the better.