After the inheritance emails, there's a new scam in town.
A couple of co-workers are getting emails supposedly from the US State Department informing them that they've been selected for the United States Permanent Resident Card. Funny thing is, they never applied for this card in the first place. Go figure.
Below are snapshots of the email they've received from scammers who inform them that there's a processing fee of 880 $ and that it should be transferred to an agent in England through Western Union.
First, that itself raises a caution flag, as State or any other US Government department would never ask for a wire transfer via Western Union let alone appoint an agent on their behalf, as this scammer claims in the email.
Second, US Government Departments use the USPS (US Postal Services) for communicating with individuals.
In case any member or reader has received such emails, treat them as scam and use Google to report this violation/violator to the proper authorities.
Consider yourselves warned.