It has been brought to our attention that fraudulent e-mail messages are being sent by individuals claiming to be representatives of Diplomatic Courier.
These messages may claim to be coming from Diplomatic Courier, the Courier, Diplomat, or other derivatives of the words “Diplomatic” and “Courier”. They have used email addresses that are not part of the Diplomatic Courier email system or domain, such as Yahoo, Gmail, and/or Hotmail accounts.
The messages have at times used the Diplomatic Courier website address in the body of the email and an old or current logo mark of the Diplomatic Courier, which they may have copied from our public website. They often ask the potential victim to respond about a “Courier” or “Diplomatic Courier” or other mailing voucher bearing their name. Ultimately, they ask the potential victims to respond with further information and ask to provide personal details or bank information for “payment”.
THESE EMAILS ARE NOT LEGITIMATE DIPLOMATIC COURIER COMMUNICATIONS. Diplomatic Courier is a multimedia magazine and does not work as a courier, mailer, or shipper of goods and services. In addition, Diplomatic Courier will NEVER ask its subscribers or members for unsolicited personal information, passwords, passports, photos, bank accounts, or advance payment of any kind.
- E-mails from Diplomatic Courier are never sent from Google, Yahoo, Hotmail, or other personal domains.
- Diplomatic Courier does not use Western Union or any other money transfer service to receive or send payments.
- If you have received a fraudulent email please forward it immediately to the authorities in your country, or, if you are in the United States, please visit the FBI website for more information on how to protect yourself from such scams: www.fbi.gov/scams-safety/e-scams.
- To report potential e-scams, please go the Internet Crime Complaint Center and file a report: www.ic3.gov.
- Note: the FBI does not send mass e-mails to private citizens about cyber scams, so if you received an e-mail that claims to be from the FBI Director or other top official, it is most likely a scam.
- If you receive unsolicited e-mail offers or spam, you can forward the messages to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Diplomatic Courier disclaims all responsibility with respect to any expense, loss, and/or damage of any kind, which might have occurred in connection with any fraudulent email that Diplomatic Courier has no control over.