Scam Email received 8/6/2022
Attention Dear, – email@example.com
From MONEY GRAM MONEY TRANSFER Award Organization Compliment of the season, I am very glad to inform you about your Award fund of $2,500,000,00 USD which grant by United Nation, To remain the good image of the World, This has been deposited to money gram money transfer Office Benin Republic to pay you a maximum of $5000 twice daily, All you will do is to contact money gram Director: Mr.Joe Timo Email: firstname.lastname@example.org He will give you more direction on how you will be receiving the funds $5000 twice daily until you receive the total (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand) Remember to send him your Full information to avoid wrong transfer such as your: Receiver’s Name: Address: Country: Phone Number: ID Card: The first payment of $5000 is about to be send today in your name So contact the MONEY GRAM Director: Mr.Joe Timo as soon as you receive this email tell him to give you the MTCN to pick up the first payment of $5000 Please let us know as soon as you received all your fund, Yours Faithful Tony Elumelu. Tony Elumelu – email@example.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
- 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”