Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Consumer Alert:
Phishing Scam

June 01, 2012

Also Doing Business As:

Phishing Scam

Consumers have reported that they have been contacted via email by entities claiming to represent UPS Express Courier Services/Email and stating that they have credited over $1 million dollars to an account. For the consumer to gain access to the money on deposit, the phishing email states that the consumer must provide an address where an ATM Card may be sent that has been prepaid with the funds on deposit. Consumers are also solicited for their telephone contact information. The phishing email also states the name “XFinity Connect.”

Contact information variously identified in the phishing email content:

Names of Individuals
Tony Moris
Paul Edwards

Email addresses
Jnerl5@02.pl
Upscourierservice1@xnmsn.com

Telephone Numbers
+229-9961-6787

Consumers are warned that Department of Financial Institutions' research indicates that Xiamen eName Network Technology Corporation Limited is a registrar in People’s Republic of China. It does business as eName Corp. In December 2009/January 2010, this was the highest abused registrar, as ranked at the URIBL.com website. The URIBL.com website is a realtime URL blacklist site that identifies unsolicited bulk and commercial email used in spam and phishing email schemes.

Emails received from these entities are fraudulent in nature and are an attempt to trick the consumer into providing information that can be used to compromise the consumer’s identity or to gain access to the consumer’s financial information and accounts. Consumers are encouraged not to respond to the emails or provide the entities with any financial or personal information.

Report Fraud

If you feel you have been a victim of a phishing scheme, please contact the Federal Trade Commission at 1-877-382-4357 (1-877-FTC HELP), or online at www.ftc.gov. Also, victims should report their experiences to the Internet Crime Complaint Center at www.ic3.gov.

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