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WARNING: Scam email sent to some FST Grads

Monday, July 4, 2016   (4 Comments)
Posted by: Kristen Ernst
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Many of our graduates have been receiving the email below. Please DO NOT respond to this email.

Hello,
How are you doing today? My name is Benigna Rinaldo i live and work here in Milan, Italy, I am 46yrs old, I have been a personal trainer since 1998, I work in homes, pools and fitness facilities, I do a combination of functional fitness, core work, aerobics and strength training, I have lots of happy clients here in Italy, I have a client Miss Mariana Machado a model here in Italy She will be coming to the US in three weeks time for a modeling job and she will be residing in Florida temporarily until the necessary arrangement for her job has been made before she leaves, She will be needing 1 hr fascial stretching sessions, 2 times a week for 8 weeks.

Miss Machado wanted me to come with her to USA but i told her i would not be able to go with her because i have a course i will be going for in a few weeks time, So i promised to help her find a therapist in the area she will be staying, Please tell me a little more about yourself, How much do you charge per 60 minutes session? Would you be able to provide her fascial stretching sessions ?
Hope to read from you soon,

Thanks,
Benigna
Via Gerolamo Cardano, 2,
20124 Milano, Italy

Again, please do not respond to this person, as they may be part of a scam / fraudulent activity.

There have been no reported website security breeches and will keep you updated if any more information comes in to us.

Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience,

The STWI Team

Comments...

Eric Allen says...
Posted Tuesday, July 26, 2016
I also received this email. Thanks!
Jim Bose says...
Posted Saturday, July 16, 2016
Hey, I received this exact email as well as a second email asking for information about myself and my business. Be aware!!!
Chris Frederick says...
Posted Saturday, July 16, 2016
WHAT YOU CAN DO IF SCAMMED: When internet fraudsters impersonate a business to trick you into giving out your personal information, it’s called phishing. Don't reply to email, text, or pop-up messages that ask for your personal or financial information. Don’t click on links within them either – even if the message seems to be from an organization you trust. All this can lead to identity theft too. If you need to take immediate action or want to report a scam, go to this link: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0003-phishing#report%20phishing%20emails
Kathy Martinez says...
Posted Monday, July 4, 2016
Thanks for posting this, I did receive this email, but assumed it was a scam. Good to know, I followed my gut. Thank you!