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Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from dr.kennyanderson@aol.com

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ATTENTION BENEFICIARY!!! – dr.kennyanderson@aol.com

ATTENTION BENEFICIARY!!! I am Dr. Kenny Anderson, from Dhl Benin we were asked to deliver your fund from Economic Community of West African State {ECO-WAS} which is 7.5million usd, we emailed you on December 13th, but we did not receive any email from you so we are asked to email you again i want you to know that once you get back to us with your full information , your delivery agent will proceed to your location without wasting much time because time does not wait for any one send your full information such as: RECEIVERS NAME:COUNTRY:NEAREST AIRPORT:OCCUPATION:PHONE NUMBER:waiting for your email  REGARDS Dr. Kenny Anderson from dhl office. dr.kennyanderson@aol.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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