Since my last post on scams, I have been reportedly getting emails from our H1BWiki users who have reported some scams they have experienced. The scams were either through a phone call or an email. I would like to get to your attention another common scam which has been common these days, reported by one of our H1BWiki user.
If you haven’t read my earlier post on scams, check the post on Scam – Threatening Phone Calls from 911/USCIS.
SCAM – XOOM TRANSACTION UNPAID
Undisclosed set of recipients are sent email as “Xoom Customer Service” with the subject “Your Money Transfer Transaction X012345678901 Unpaid-Verify Now”
The email looks like:
- A Xoom user would click on the link https://www.xoom.com/review-securty-code-update-xoom.
- The link is actually being redirected to a third party site, where in the page exactly looks like xoom home page.
- Here, you will be asked to enter Email Address, Xoom Password and Your Email Password.
- This is how you would be tracked down and your Xoom passwords, Email Passwords would be retrieved.
Redirected XOOM Page for Scam
I would advice you check on what you are doing and what information you are providing, before giving sensitive information on the web.