Fraudulent Email Alert

Nov. 09, 2015

It has been brought to our attention that many people outside Japan have received fraudulent e-mails sent by a person claiming to be a senior executive of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation (“NSSMC”). These e-mails request the recipient’s services such as debt collection, or offer positions at NSSMC or business arrangements with NSSMC.

*In 2012, lawyers in different countries received emails which requested their services in collecting delinquent or past due accounts supposedly accrued by local companies often citing “international legal boundaries” that prevented NSSMC from collecting the debt directly. When the lawyer agreed to perform the services, the sender would identify a local company that owed a debt to NSSMC. Many of these e-mails had been sent from private email services such as "," "" or "," although they might appear upon initial examination to have been sent from authentic NSSMC e-mail addresses.

These e-mails are hoax. Recipients of such email inquiries are advised not to respond. Please do not attempt to undertake any business arrangement with persons purporting to act for, or on behalf of, NSSMC until you have confirmed the identity of the individual soliciting your services. If you received an email from NSSMC soliciting services or offering positions, you can confirm whether this contact is legitimate by contacting us at

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