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Contact Agent: Mr Hill McMahon

Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from westernunionmoneytransfer1@citromail.hu

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Contact Agent: Mr Hill McMahon

Other emails used:

westernunionmoneytransfer1@citromail.hu, westernunionmoneytransfer1@citromail.hu

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Contact Agent: Mr Hill McMahon

Contact Agent: Mr Hill McMahon – westernunionmoneytransfer1@citromail.hu

Sent from: westernunion Attn: Western Union Beneficiary, Your fund of $1.500,000.00 has been released and the transfer began today through western union money transfer. So, contact Western Union Agent Mr Hill McMahon,and ask him what you need to do you to enable them activate your account file so that you will be able to pick your transfer. Your will receive $5000 per day until total fund is fully transferred. Contact Agent: Mr Hill McMahon Email: westernunionmoneytransfer1@citromail.hu Your Receiver name- – Your Country– Your City- Your Tell– Forward the information here (westernunionmoneytransfer1@citromail.hu) Thanks Mr.Frank P.Ashley, westernunionmoneytransfer1@citromail.hu

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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