Colonel Sambo Dasuki firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from email@example.com
Colonel Sambo Dasuki
Other emails used:
Colonel Sambo Dasuki
Colonel Sambo Dasuki – firstname.lastname@example.org
Colonel Sambo Dasuki. in the name of the Lord! Though this letter will come to you as a surprise from someone you do not know before, it was based on recommendation from a friend who advised me to invest in your country that I decided to contact you to introduce myself. I was the National Security Adviser to Dr. Good-luck Ebele Jonathan. I worked in his Government for the six years. It was a great opportunity for me to achieve what I got today which I believe God is asking me to write to you for utmost assistance. I also believe that the same God will bind my words with you on trust. Amen. To be explicit, I have secured the sum of US$18.5million dollars and sent it out of the country during the time of my service. The said amount was kept in the presidential security logistics company in Indonesia because the present Government in power had earlier declared war with all those that served in the past administration of Dr. Good-luck Ebele Jonathan. At this point, the present government is looking for a way of confiscating all my assets here in the country in which people in better and strategic positions made away with substantial amount of money which I was also lucky to secured outside the country. For this reason, I declared to contact you with confidence that, you will not allow anybody to know or hear about this because it is highly confidential. Since the change of government, I had been stopped not to travel outside the country, my international passport had been seized and my movement has been restricted and monitored. This is the most important reason that I needed your assistance to quickly claim this money on my behalf at where I deposited it outside the shores of the country since my intention is to put this money for an investment in your country on non-speculative business where my name will not be mentioned like the Real Estate. I have a percentage for you in this transaction when you give me your words indicating your interest. I will also disclose more information to you such as the particulars of where the said money is kept and the certificate of deposit which shall be sent to you as well as other relevant document. The security company would be informed that I have a partner who will call to confirm the safety of the deposit in your name once I received your reply. I wait to hear from you soon. Regards, Colonel Sambo Dasuki. email@example.com
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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”