Scam Email received June 17, 2018 from email@example.com
Attention please!!! – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: JOHN EZE Attention please!!! I have registered your ATM CARD of $2.5mwith Dhl Express Courier Company with registration code of ( DCJKT00678G). please Contact with your delivery information such as, Your Name, Your Address ID CARD COPY and Your Telephone Number: Dhl Office: Contact MIKE JAMES E-mail:email@example.com PHONE NO+2348078562338 I have paid for the Insurance & Delivery fee.The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee only.Please indicate the registration Number and ask Him how much is their Security fee so that you can pay it. Best Regards, Mr.JOHN EZE +2348078562338 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:
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”