Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from email@example.com
Authorization – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn Beneficiary, Did you authorize Mr Williams , who presented document of claim purported to have been signed by you for the release of your part-payment Ready for shipment to your home ???? he is Claiming the fund while the Beneficiary Still Valid in your Name. If you did not give any Authorization to Mr Williams , kindly get back to us withing 48hrs and reconfirm the below info as your funds have arrived States now (1)Your Full Name============= (2)Mobile Phone Number====== (3)Current Home Address======== (4)Fax Number================ (5)Country==================== (6)City====================== (7)Age/Occupation ============== Call Dr Roland the shipping agent on his number immediately (202)735-3951 or email him on email@example.com for instructions and delivery of your box before he leaves States for Australia,and on no account should you tell him that your box contains funds because I have already told him that it contains family belongings and please update me as soon as you communicate with himYours faithfully, Noah G London UK Phone: +447031996257 44 7024057388 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:
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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”