Scam Email received June 24, 2018 from WWW.email@example.com
Attention, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention, This is my second time I am sending you this notification, simple contact me on my email address here ( email@example.com) whch the only thing holding me up here is the office needed fee of $105 to obtain the documents for the permit with your contact information right 1. Name, 2. Address, 3. Phone number, 4. Age, 5. Occupation and your nearest airport to land, so that i can deliver the Package worth $10.5Million as i just landed in your country now but misplaced your information, i will give you more details when you re-confirm details. Your personal code to the box is XLA21492014SD, and the color is silver. NB indicate this code to me your diplomat Tom Lling, so that i can know that you are the rightful owner of the box. Best regard Mr.Tom Lling Tel:+1(662)475-7759 As me for the information to send the needed fee of $105 now so that i will immediately complete this to you todayC 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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- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- Confirm the details.
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- 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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