Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from email@example.com
Attn: Beneficiary, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: CHIEF ROBERT Attn: Beneficiary, I wish to find out if your fund has been credited to your account as reported in our database that your $12,500,000.00 Million Dollars has been Credited in to your Bank Account with our payment Bank ( Bank Of Africa Confirm the status to me by e-mail: (email@example.com ) If I did not receive any response from you within the next 48hrs, we shall assume your $10 Million has been successfully received by you and if you do not receive your $12.5 Million Dollars get back to me immediately, so I will give you the contact Details of the Bank, so you can contact the Bank Director HON.FAUSTIN AMOUSSOU for the release of your funds. God Bless. Thanks CHIEF JEFF ROBERT CARL OF INTERPOL POLICE 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”