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Can you handle this project?

Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from elvis_goodwill@yahoo.com

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Can you handle this project?

Can you handle this project? – elvis_goodwill@yahoo.com

May Almighty God Bless You!!! I have a Mutual/Beneficial Business Project that would be benificial to you. I only have two questions to ask of you, if you are interested. 1. Can you handle this project? 2. Can I give you this trust ? Please note that the deal requires high level of maturity, honesty and secrecy. This will involve moving some money from my office, on trust to your hands or bank account. Also note that i will do everything to make sure that the money is moved as a purely legitimate fund, so you will not be exposed to any risk. I request for your full co-operation. I will give you details and procedure when I recieve your reply.To commence this transaction, I require you to immediately indicate your interest by a return reply. I will be waiting for your response in a timely manner. Best Regard, Mr. Ben David elvis_goodwill@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.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

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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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