Scam Email received July 5, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention – email@example.com
Sent from: Mr.Udemezuo Dom Attention We wish to inform you that the diplomatic agent conveying the ATM VISA CARD valued the sum of $8.5 Million United States Dollars is currently stranded at your International airport now. We required you to reconfirm the following information below so that he can deliver your ATM CARD to you today. YOUR NAME: ================= ADDRESS: =============== MOBILE NO.:============= NAME OF YOUR NEAREST AIRPORT:======== A COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION :=============== COUNTRY=============== YOUR OCCUPATION============ YOUR AGE/SEX================ Code:==========ATM-0421 BANK REGISTRATION NO :EG58945 also make sure that you forward your Code Number and Company Re registration&s to him because it is very important to enable him locate your ATM VISA CARD. Please do contact the diplomatic agent with the email below with the information required. Contact Person : Mr.phillip cook Telephone : (+22969457984 Email Address :(firstname.lastname@example.org) Note that because of impostors, The bank also issued you their code of conduct, which is ATM-0421 so remember to indicate this code while contacting the delivery agent Mr.phillip cook where by using it as your subject alright. Best Regard, Mr.Udemezuo Dom FedEx Courier Company Benin Republic email@example.com
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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How to check if you received a scam email
- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”