Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from email@example.com
Attention: Please – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: Mr. James Steve Attention: Please Good day?, Two payment was sent to you through WESTERN UNION $4000 each, HERE is MTCN :739-189-628, and the second one is MTCN:296-688-351 it is available for pick up at western union now ,Contact Mr. James Email: (email@example.com) But you have to bear it in mind that you must pay sum of $86 for signing of your payment processing activation code. Before the MTCN will be authorize to release in your name. If you cannot pay this $86 don&t respond so that we cancel the $8000 immediately ok, senders name -Rose Jen, Test Question -Who Sent? Test Answer – Rose, But you must pay $86 First Thanks for understanding and God bless Regard Mr. James Steve. 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”