Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I trust you?
Can I trust you?
Can I trust you? – email@example.com
My dear, My name is Mina from Arab Republic of Libya, a 25 years old lady currently living in the West African country of Dakar Senegal. It is my pleasure to contact you for a business venture which I intend to establish in your country, though I have not met with you before but I believe one has to risk confidence to succeed some times in life. There is a huge amount of money totaling ($6.7 Million U.S. Dollars plus 14 kilos of Gold dusts and 14,220 Carate Diamond Gem stones) which my late father kept for me as the only daughter in a Security Company here in Dakar Senegal before he was killed in my country during the last war by the rebels. Now I have decided to invest this money in your country or anywhere safe enough for security reason. I want you to help me claim and retrieve this family treasure from the Security Company and bring it to your country for an investment purposes in these areas below or, you can as well advice me on some profitable investments in your country. 1). Industrial productions. 2). Real estate 3). Hotel business. If you can be of an assistance to me, please reply to my mail address [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] I will give you the full details and will be pleased to offer to you 15% of the total amount of the money. I am waiting your soonest response so that I can give you the full detail. Respectfully yours, Mina. 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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- Google the details.
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- Confirm the details.
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- Check if the email has been sent to multiple people
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