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There are lots of ways they can get your name. That happens to me too and I'm pretty careful with it. They could have gotten it from your email settings, or an online resume you have posted or your Facebook site, really who knows there are infinite ways for them to have that.
And yeah, I know, they would not put the criminals who scam in prison or fine them a million bucks for their criminal activity, but if they think you are trying to pull a fast one because 20 bucks is such big money, watch out, they'll punish you way harder than a murderer or a rapist.
It's funny to see what the values of our "justice" system REALLY are. If you try to cash a fraudulent check, in total innocence, they can decide YOU by cashing it are committing fraud, and prosecute YOU rather than the person who gave you the check. How nuts is that? What next, burn a rape victim alive because she obviously wanted to get raped or it couldn't have happened?
No one wants to do anything about fraudsters and scammers these days the system would prefer to go after the little guy - they know where to find you, you won't disappear or shoot them, and they can get $$$ out of you pretty easily. Why mess with the real criminals they are much harder to deal with.
The system is sick, it really is.
We just have to protect ourselves from the crooks AND this system the best we can. Never click on an email link. EVER. NEVER enter your personal information into some web site you have any doubt about. NO ONE legitimate sends you an email telling you that you must give them your username and password or your access will be cut off.