Re:branding registry…

What a load of ridiculous rubbish. You haven’t been chosen for anything. I’m not sure what the scam is here. My online alter-ego has filled in the form. The main information asked for is your phone number. Sadly my alter-ego has a little trouble remembering any real phone numbers, so equally sadly the scammer can’t actually phone her. However, she did use her real email that she set up specially for scammers – so she will let you know if she receives an email. I don’t doubt for one moment that money will be demanded at some stage.

I love the box that pops up when you enter your email address – assuring you that they will not spam you.  Rather odd, given that you’ve already been spammed when you received this fake offer to join a fake register.

For anyone that is interested, here are some screenshots of the application process. Whatever you do, please do not enter a real phone number. Email scams are bad enough, but you really don’t want a scammer phoning you at all hours of the day and night.
registerscam

Dear,

You were recently chosen as a potential candidate to represent 2015 Worldwide Branding Registry of Distinguished Professionals and Executives.
We are pleased to inform you that your candidacy was formally approved May 2nd. Congratulations. The Publishing Committee selects potential candidates based not only upon their current standing, but focusing as well on criteria from executive and professional directories, associations, and trade journals.
Given your background, the Director believes your profile makes a fitting addition to our publication. There is no fee nor obligation to be listed. As we are working off of secondary sources, we must receive verification from you that your profile is accurate. After receiving verification, we will validate your registry listing within seven business days.
Once finalized, your listing will share prominent registry space with thousands of fellow accomplished individuals across the globe, each representing accomplishments within their own geographical area.
To verify your profile and accept the candidacy, please visit here.

Our registration deadline for this year’s candidates is May 28th. To ensure you are included, we must receive your verification on or before this date. On behalf of our Committee, I salute your achievement and look forward to welcoming you to our association.
Sincerely,

Benjamin Morisson
Editor in Chief
Worldwide Selection Committee 2015

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