Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from email@example.com
Attention Please, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: Mr. Michael White Attention Please, I want to inform you that we have finally arranged to deliver your ATM CARD worth $4.5M USD through the national DHL Company. We were able to accomplish this through the help of IMF director John Andy and every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with the National DHL Agent Mr. Michael Benson Contact person: Mr. Michael Benson Text Only: +1 (779) 888-1869 Email: (email@example.com) Contact the DHL Agent with your delivery information as below, (Receivers name) (Country).. (Address).. (Phone Number) (You’re Age).. .. (ID copy). (You’re Email Address). And also be informed that delivery agent will leave to this country as soon as you have proceed with the DHL requirement for your funds delivery. Let me know immediately you received your ATM card okay. Yours in Service, Mr. David Glover Thanks and God bless you 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”