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Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from [beninfowu@gmail.com]

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Contact western Union now payment information – [beninfowu@gmail.com]

Sent from: Mrs.Rita James Contact western Union now payment information I have deposited the cheque as we agreed with western Union. All you have to do is to contact them at: [beninfowu@gmail.com] they will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily. My agreement with them is 5000USD daily until the whole of 1.7USD is transferred .You are not expected to pay for the transfer charge as that will be deducted from the funds once the remittance is done. The only fee you will send to them before the transfer is $99.00USD for paper work and remittance. Email them with above address,the contact person is Mr.GENE PETER. Thank you.Mrs.Rita James Your Funds transfer is Ready [beninfowu@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”

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