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Scam Email received July 6, 2018 from email@example.com
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Sent from: Mr. Brown Kuty Attention My Dear, Your first payment of $5000 has been sent today via western union. You are advise to Contact western union with your full information to enable them give you Sender Name, Question and Answer to pick up your First Payment MTCN 5794550884, For more information contact Mr.James Marco, Email ( email@example.com ) or call +22960323866 he&ll keep sending you payment until your total fund is Completed $5.5M usd Best Regards, Mr. Brown Kuty, 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
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”