Scam Email received December 1, 2020 from firstname.lastname@example.org
BUSINESS PROPOSAL – email@example.com
Hello Dear Friend. I am a banker in the remittance department of a bank. There&s an abandoned sum of USD 9.5 Million which has stayed as an unclaimed bill in our database and I want you and I to have a deal to claim this fund as we transfer it into your Bank account. I want your honesty in this as I will offer you 40% as your capital share while 20% will be for the transaction as no risk is involved. This is a top secret and I want you to treat it confidentially,Contact me for more details if you are willing here (firstname.lastname@example.org) for security reasons so that I can furnish you with the necessary requirements. Best regards Mohammed Al Jayyash. email@example.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
- 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”