fake clearance email to principal candidates

Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by jasaro, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. jasaro

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    hello everyone ive been a pricipal candidate since january and eagerly waiting to hear from the academy (i hear we will be getting something in may!!) so like many of my fellow classmates ive been waiting to hear about stuff needed to"check in" to the academy. so i was extatic when i recieved an email from the "fbi" asking for personal info and a 350$ charge for "clearance papers." i assumed this was for the academy and asked admissions about it only to find out IT IS FAKE. i can only assume it came to me as an appointee to class of 2015 and so i wanted to get the word out before any of my classmates get scammed out of 350$
     
  2. cmakin

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    Unbelievable. I wouldn't be surprised at all if they mined this forum for information.
     
  3. Pima

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    They can mine from here easily.

    I just hit jasaro's name and on the pull down it had the email option. To protect yourself from scammers don't allow the email option on your moniker. PM, yes, but email no.

    Cmakin, you are the same. I hit the tab and I have the option of sending a PM or sending an email.
     
  4. cmakin

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    Thanks for the heads up. I will change it. But I am pretty good at spotting the scams and Phishing.
     

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