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Scam Email received June 14, 2018 from mohdnajib@hotelplazakl.com.my

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Other emails used:

faiuynk@gmail.com, faiuynk@gmail.com

Email Subject:


ARE YOU STILL ALIVE?? – faiuynk@gmail.com

Foreign Debt Settlement/Reconciliation United United Nations Turkey Yildiz Tower, Yukari Dikmen Neighborhood, Turan Gunes Boulevard, No: 106, 06550, Çankaya, Ankara, TurkeyDear Beneficiary,One Mr.Süleyman Yilmaz came to the office claiming you instructed him to come and receive the payment on your behalf with some representatives. He stated you died some time ago I have asked them to come back TUESDAY as they did not provide any power of an attorney from you which will proof that you truly sent them.This was to enable me contact you to verify how genuine this people are to you.The question is below1. Did you instruct one Mr.Süleyman Yilmaz yo claim and receive the payment on your payment? 2. Did you sign any ‘Deed of agreement& in his favor ??Finally, you are hereby advised to indicate to this honorable office with immediate effect, if you are the person that instructed Mr.Süleyman Yilmaz to come for the claim. You are strictly advised to respond to this email ( faiuynk@gmail.com ) to enable me educate you betterFor:UNITED NATIONS AGENCY Faik Uyanik faiuynk@gmail.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.

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    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”

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