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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.

We are interested in collaborating with your expertise in social media advertising. Our company is a well-established fragrance brand from the UK, known as Penhaligon's, a renowned British perfume company that has been operating since 1870. With a rich heritage and reputation for creating luxurious and distinctive scents, we have firmly established ourselves as a leading brand in the fragrance industry.
For more information about us, please visit our website:
We are currently looking for advertisers to expand our presence in the market in Germany... In addition, we aim to manage conversion-focused advertising campaigns to increase sales. sales all over Germany. We are looking for advertisers who understand the needs and preferences of users in this market to create the most effective campaigns.
Having reviewed your profile on Linkedin and your advertising expertise, we believe you can make a significant contribution to our efforts. We are excited about the potential for collaboration to achieve mutual success.
The budget for this campaign is approximately $20,000-$40,000 per month, with the possibility of increasing it if the campaign performs well.
To save time, we have compiled a detailed plan for your reference, including the campaign's objectives, daily budget range, target audience preferences, age groups, product videos, and product images.
Penhaligon's plan file:
You can find Penhaligon's plan file attached, which will help you understand the advertising objectives and target audience before contacting us.
If you are ready to explore this opportunity further, we would be delighted to arrange a meeting or call to discuss the details of our potential partnership.
Please contact us after reviewing the information:
My Whatsapp: +447458153233
My email: [email protected]

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.

Raw Whois Data
Domain Name:
Registry Domain ID: 2793558581_DOMAIN_COM-VRSN
Registrar WHOIS Server:
Registrar URL:
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:
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +1.8772376466
Domain Status: 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:
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:
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.

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