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Attention Please!!!

Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from m_jonathan11@yahoo.com

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Attention Please!!!

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western.u91@yahoo.com, western.u91@yahoo.com

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Attention Please!!!

Attention Please!!! – western.u91@yahoo.com

Attention Please!!! We have deposited the check of your fund ($3.500.000.00USD) through Western Union department after our finally meeting regarding your fund, All you will do is to contact Western Union director Jude Ahmed via E-mail:(western.u91@yahoo.com ). He will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily.Remember to send him your Full information to avoid wrong transfer such as, Receiver&s Name_______________ Address: ________________ Country: _____________ Phone Number: _____________Though, Mr.Richard Brown has sent $5000 in your name today so contact Mr. Richard Brown,as soon as you receive this email and tell him to give you the Mtcn sender name and question/answer to pick the $5000 Please let us know as soon as you received all your fund, Best Regards Mrs Maria Jonathan.   western.u91@yahoo.com

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

  1. Google the details.

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    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.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

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  4. 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”

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