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Contacted by UIF Mexico, is it legit?

abbyz

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Cesar Andrade Pacheco Officer in Mexico City says he is a prosecuting attorney, it is listed on Google, say that they are prosecuting the scammers and resorts leaking information. serv_legal@contactouif.mx is the email he sent me forms to fill out. Anyone know about the validity here? I do not expext to get any money back, just to nail these scammers.

I have had 2 scams, One I fell for and the other I told off. And numerous calls I ignore. One was for Hyatt Ziva and the other Pueblo Bonito. I have the bogus forms for MB Realty and Bay area Brokers, I was not going to include any personal info. But before I send I wanted to double check this time!
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If you are scammed once, you name gets on one of those "suckers" lists and they sell your name around and you get contacted by more scammers. The answer is that, yes this is just another scam. They will ask for more of your money and give you nothing in return.
 

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Cesar Andrade Pacheco Officer in Mexico City says he is a prosecuting attorney, it is listed on Google, say that they are prosecuting the scammers and resorts leaking information. serv_legal@contactouif.mx is the email he sent me forms to fill out. <snip>
There is a financial crimes investigation unit in Mexico called UIF, formed in 2004, but whether or not you have received a legitimate contact from them is another matter entirely. Stated differently, the message you received is most assuredly not from UIF Mexico.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, any and all legitimate Mexican government entity email addresses would end in gob.mx.
For example, legitimate UIF email address would be UIF.gob.mx. The very suspicious absence of the .gob (government) component from the address you cite above tells you all you really need to know. In other words, nice try "Prosecutor Pacheco" --- but no cigar.

Do not submit any completed "forms" (or any other additional personal information). Instead, just ask intrepid "Prosecutor Pacheco" for his government office address, office room number and government phone number and then see what kind of response you get back.

I'll bet anything that all you will ever hear back in response to any such smart request for legitimacy verification is ---"crickets".
 
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No doubt a scam. Domain name for the email address doesn’t match that for UIF, which is UIF.GOB.MX.
 

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UIF Mexico's contact email address is contacto_uif@hacienda.gob.mx (This comes from their website). I would send them an email asking them if they sent you the email you referred to in your OP.
 

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There is a financial crimes investigation unit in Mexico called UIF, formed in 2004, but whether or not you have received a legitimate contact from them is another matter entirely. Stated differently, the message you received is most assuredly not from UIF Mexico.

To the best of my knowledge and belief, any and all legitimate Mexican government entity email addresses would end in gob.mx.
For example, legitimate UIF email address would be UIF.gob.mx. The very suspicious absence of the .gob (government) component from the address you cite above tells you all you really need to know. In other words, nice try "Prosecutor Pacheco" --- but no cigar.

Do not submit any completed "forms" (or any other additional personal information). Instead, just ask intrepid "Prosecutor Pacheco" for his government office address, office room number and government phone number and then see what kind of response you get back.

I'll bet anything that all you will ever hear back in response to any such smart request for legitimacy verification is ---"crickets".
Thank you!!!
 
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