New “Payment request from” Scam Email Going Around

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If you recently received a “payment request” out of the blue from Oracle Corporation, or Crazy Eddie, or any other place, and it left you scratching your head and wondering just why Crazy Eddie or whomever is asking you for money, well, you’re not alone. Perhaps even more bizarre is the email addresses from which these requests for payment are allegedly coming – email addresses like “admin@treasury.gov” and “noreply@federalreserve.gov”.

The links in the email, which claim to be links to “decline the transaction” actually go to sites like us-credit-security.com and cardholder-security.com.


Here are two samples:


We recorded a payment request from “Oracle Corporation” to enable the charge of $141.93 on your account.

Receipt number: 47686725

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The payment is pending for the moment.

If you made this transaction or if you just authorize this payment, please ignore or remove this email message.

The transaction will be shown on your monthly statement as “Oracle Corporation”.

 

If you didn’t make this payment and would like to decline it, please click on the link below: decline transaction #49672385 from “Oracle Corporation”: $141.93

Best regards,”Oracle Corporation”

And one from “Crazy Eddie”:

We recorded a payment request from “Crazy Eddie” to enable the charge of $170.10 on your account.

Receipt number: 47686725

The payment is pending for the moment.

If you made this transaction or if you just authorize this payment, please ignore or remove this email message.

The transaction will be shown on your monthly statement as “Crazy Eddie”.

If you didn’t make this payment and would like to decline it, please click on the link below: decline transaction #48787027 from “Crazy Eddie”: $170.10

Best regards,”Crazy Eddie”

The scammer behind this may or may not be one Lee Xiong – that is the name under which both us-credit-security.com and cardholder-security.com are registered, but scammers tend to not use their real names when registering domains.

Anyways, if you get one of these scam emails, ignore it.

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2 thoughts on “New “Payment request from” Scam Email Going Around

  1. I received an email stating “We recorded a payment request from “The Walt Disney Company” to enable the charge of $152.19 on your account. Receipt number 49672385 I didn’t not order or approve any payment to the Walt Disney Company. When I tried to click on the link to decline it is block.

  2. I got this email today (I was indeed scratching my head, calling my bank and being confused; after reading this site, I simply clicked DELETE to get rid of it):

    Payment Request from ‘Syntel’
    From: Pending payment request < noreply AT transactions DOT gov
    To: (3 email addresses)
    CC: (1 email address)
    Date: Thu., Sep 22, 2011 12:23 PM EDT

    We recorded a payment request from “Syntel” to enable the charge of $67.80 on your account.

    Receipt number: 48656296

    The payment is pending for the moment.

    If you made this transaction or if you just authorize this payment, please ignore or remove this email message.

    The transaction will be shown on your monthly statement as “Syntel”.

    If you didn’t make this payment and would like to decline it, please click on the link below: [underscored] decline transaction #48869725 from “Syntel”: $67.80.

    Best regards, “Syntel” [the entire ‘decline’ link and signature line are a live link]

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