ATTENTION BENEFICIARY. firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from email@example.com
Other emails used:
ATTENTION BENEFICIARY. – firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Mr Walter Brown the Diplomatic Agent assigned to Deliver your package box to you from TNT Express Delivery Company Benin Republic, i have been in united states of America since with your Package box,I am presently in John Kennedy International Airport New York city as i am writing to you now.i misplace your home address and phone number,please reconfirm your personal information as follows to enable me continue with the delivery directly to your doorstep today. 1.Your full name 2.Your Current Home address. 3.Your Current phone and fax number 4.Your Passport photograph OR Driver license. God bless you as i am waiting for your urgent respond to enable me proceed. Thanks Dip. Agent Delivery EMAIL: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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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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”