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3 Days of Extra Savings! [Forwarded by: sarabethgraff@yahoo.com]

Scam Email received July 4, 2018 from dollargeneral@dgemail.dollargeneral.com

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3 Days of Extra Savings! [Forwarded by: sarabethgraff@yahoo.com]

Other emails used:

jackedison00@zoho.com, jackedison00@zoho.com

Email Subject:

3 Days of Extra Savings! [Forwarded by: sarabethgraff@yahoo.com]

3 Days of Extra Savings! [Forwarded by: sarabethgraff@yahoo.com] – jackedison00@zoho.com

I have a private reservation from my office with regards to my late client, a citizen of your country as well bears the same surname with you who died some years ago, leaving behind a huge amount of money in the bank in my country unclaimed. Upon your positive response to this covenant, I will make all necessary information known to you. Kindly show your interest to work with me.(jackedison00@zoho.com) http://dgemail.dollargeneral.com/Portal/content/DollarGeneral/Marketingemails/2015/11November/00234_Thursday1112.aspx?uh=-8585239948019322098&a=View&s=14138&referrerId= jackedison00@zoho.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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