Scam Email received June 19, 2018 from email@example.com
Congratulation.. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: Christopher G. Oechsli Hello Lucky One My name is Christopher G. Oechsli, a philanthropist and the founder of The Christopher G. Oechsli Foundation (CGOFF), one of the largest private foundations in the world. I believe strongly in giving while living. I had one idea that never changed in my mind that you should use your wealth to help people and I have decided to give USD $27,900.000.00 (Twenty Seven Million and Nine hundred United State Dollars) to randomly selected individuals worldwide. On receipt of this email, you should count yourself as the lucky individual. Your email address was chosen online while searching at random. Kindly get back to me at your earliest convenience, so I know your email address is valid. Email: email@example.com Website: http://atlanticphilanthropies.org/bio/christopher-oechsli Regards Christopher G. Oechsli 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”