Pretentious Email Scams

How to Identify Pretentious Email Scams Explained by Aemilius Cupero

An email is a great communication tool used by many professionals and individuals across the globe. Unfortunately, scammers take advantage of this fact and use email as a medium to scam innocent people. There are many types of email scams, such as Phishing email scams, Bogus Business Opportunities email scams, Fake Invoice email scams, and so on. Still, in this article, Aemilius Cupero cracks wide open on a lesser-known type of email scam that no one is talking about, i.e., Pretentious Email Scams.


What are Pretentious Email Scams?

As the name suggests, scammers send emails pretending to be from a legitimate entity and offer various services. As these scammers know that most of the services are online nowadays, and emails are considered the ideal way to communicate in the professional domain.

Mostly, these emails are tempting and offer various services for a smaller amount. There might be many objectives behind sending these pretentious emails, such as generating potential contacts, client profiling, victim re-targeting, etc. Although, the end goal is to get money out of the victim’s pocket.

These scammers keep updating their strategies, making it difficult to differentiate if an email is a pretentious email from a scammer or a genuine email from a legitimate company.

Although it is possible to identify a pretentious email.

How to Identify Pretentious Emails?

Now that we know what pretentious emails are and their purpose let us put light on how to identify them.

Emails from a Public Domain:

Mostly naive scammers use public domains such as Gmail, Outlook, Proton Mail, Tutamail, Yahoo, Gmx, and many more to impersonate a legitimate company.

For example, [email protected] or [email protected].

Some of the emails provided, such as Outlook, Proton Mail, and Tutamail, do not require phone numbers to create an email account. Therefore, anyone could make an email impersonating any entity.

That is how these scammers use public domains to send pretentious emails.

Important: No legitimate company or entity will send emails from the public domain. Every legitimate company uses professional emails with private domains which their company owns. For example, Aemilius Cupero’s email is [email protected] and [email protected]. Which is sent from privately owned domains by Aemilius Cupero, and only the representatives of Aemilius Cupero will have access to emails with those domains.

Emails from Sub-domains:

Checking if the email is from a public or private domain is important but not enough. Nowadays, scammers use private sub-domains to deceive people.

For example:

The official domain of Blockchain company is, and their employee will have professional email such as [email protected].

These scammers manage to get a similar-sounding sub-domain of and get emails such as

[email protected] or [email protected].

These emails look similar to the legit domain but do not belong to that legitimate entity. These scammers use it to scam innocent people.

Always double-check the domain, even if an email comes from a private domain.

This is how you can identify Pretentious emails.

A Note from Aemilius Cupero:

We receive thousands of complaints daily on our website where people have lost a fortune due to pretentious emails. It is not just harmful to people as they lose money but to a legitimate company as it creates a negative impact on their reputation.

We always request our clients verify any entity/company before engaging financially. Please check how to verify the companies on our website.

It is essential to check for the regulation of the company with the real financial regulator before dealing with them. Also, check how to validate companies and find your country’s financial regulator on our website.

We urge you to share this article, especially with the elderly, who are susceptible to getting scammed, and not many people are aware of such scams.

If you receive similar pretentious emails or have been a scam victim, please book your free consultation at Aemilius Cupero.

Aemilius Cupero.


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