Scam alert: USGA warns of bogus U.S. Open email campaign
The USGA advises everyone that this is scam and those involved are not affiliated with the USGA or the tournament.
The USGA was recently made aware of a fraudulent email campaign in which persons are falsely posing as USGA representatives to offer job candidates part-time employment for use of their vehicles to advertise for the 2020 U.S. Open. Please be advised that this is a scam. This email campaign and the persons involved are in no way affiliated with or have any connection to the USGA or the U.S. Open. Do not respond to the email and do not provide any personal or financial information. If you receive any such email or solicitation, please email the USGA at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also want to notify your local law enforcement regarding this scam.
In late July, the USGA announced that, “Due to ongoing health and safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic and in consultation with the state of New York, the USGA will conduct the 120th U.S. Open Championship on Sept. 14-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y., without on-site spectators.”
The 2020 U.S. Open, originally scheduled for June, is Sept. 17-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York. It was pushed back on the calendar due to the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.