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Content Creators and Marketers - Beware of this new scam
There's a new type of scam identified on LinkedIn where apareant people interested in your work contact you.
Like this one I received.
The doc file linked has other dropbox files which are viruses disguised inside ZIP files. Always check the profile of the person messaging you before downloading anything.
The guy who contacted me had a new LinkedIn profile which very few details in it and an image which proved to be to another person when reverse searched.
Also, notice how the email is not on the official domain of Penhaligon?
This domain they use was just registered last month.
Domain Name: uk-penhaligons.com Registry Domain ID: 2793558581_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN Registrar WHOIS Server: whois.google.com Registrar URL: https://domains.google.com Updated Date: 2023-06-26T13:08:54Z Creation Date: 2023-06-26T13:08:52Z Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2024-06-26T13:08:52Z Registrar: Google LLC Registrar IANA ID: 895 Registrar Abuse Contact Email: @google.com Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8772376466 Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited https://www.icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited Registry Registrant ID: Registrant Name: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 7151571251 Registrant Organization: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 7151571251 Registrant Street: 96 Mowat Ave Registrant City: Toronto Registrant State/Province: ON Registrant Postal Code: M4K 3K1 Registrant Country: CA Registrant Phone: +1.4165385487 Registrant Phone Ext: Registrant Fax: Registrant Fax Ext: Registrant Email: https://domains.google.com/contactregistrant?domain=uk-penhaligons.com Registry Admin ID: Admin Name: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 7151571251 Admin Organization: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 7151571251 Admin Street: 96 Mowat Ave Admin City: Toronto Admin State/Province: ON Admin Postal Code: M4K 3K1 Admin Country: CA Admin Phone: +1.4165385487 Admin Phone Ext: Admin Fax: Admin Fax Ext: Admin Email: https://domains.google.com/contactregistrant?domain=uk-penhaligons.com Registry Tech ID: Tech Name: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 7151571251 Tech Organization: Contact Privacy Inc. Customer 7151571251 Tech Street: 96 Mowat Ave Tech City: Toronto Tech State/Province: ON Tech Postal Code: M4K 3K1 Tech Country: CA Tech Phone: +1.4165385487 Remember: Always be smart when receiving documents. Preferably only check documents inside Google Drive (not something you have to download to see). And if an offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is.