419 scams

CONGRATULATIONS! FROM COCA-COLA COMPANY
cocacolacashall@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from rrojas@dungun.ufro.cl

cocacolacashall@gmail.com
cocacolacashall@gmail.com
Email From:

rrojas@dungun.ufro.cl

Subject:

CONGRATULATIONS! FROM COCA-COLA COMPANY

Other emails used:

cocacolacashall@gmail.com, cocacolacashall@gmail.com

Email Subject:

CONGRATULATIONS! FROM COCA-COLA COMPANY


CONGRATULATIONS! FROM COCA-COLA COMPANY – cocacolacashall@gmail.com


COCA-COLA COMPANY Address: 1A Wimpole St, Marylebone, London W1G 0EA, UK CONGRATULATIONS! FROM COCA-COLA COMPANY PIC..YOU ARE A LUCKY WINNER OF $13.5 MILLION DOLLARS..SEND YOUR REPLY TO US FOR PAYMENT WITH YOUR WINING REF NO: COCO280618 TO OUR EMAIL ADDRESS: cocacolacashall@gmail.com THANK YOU COCA-COLA COMPANY PROMO. cocacolacashall@gmail.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  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”

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.
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