Scam Email received 7/29/2019
Mr. John Marthins
Attention Beneficiary: – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Beneficiary: Your check has been deposited the cheque in the Bank of Africa under the care of ( Mr. Henry Chidike ) as we discussed.. Please mail him immediately to send the cheque to you. I am in Colombia now. I kept $3.5 Million USD cashier cheque and will send you the rest of money after my business trip here.I apologize for late in reply of your email, my computer was affected by virus, and it took me two days to reformat it. So mail (Mr. Chidike) with below email for him to send the cheque to you: here is his email:(email@example.com) or call him at: +229-61860409) Kindly re-confirm to him your personal information per as follow: Your full name………….. Your house address …………… Your direct phone number ………………. Your occupation ……………….. Your country’s name ……………. Your age ………………. Thanks and do let me know when you receive it.. Please, you may request for check remittance and wire transfer of this funds in your account if you wish, the Bank says, such is possible as well. Best regards. Mr. John Marthins Mr. John Marthins – 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:
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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
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