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Scam Email received July 4, 2018 from westernunionoffice089@email.com

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CONTACT WESTERN UNION OFFICE – westernunionoffice089@email.com

Sent from: Mr.Williams Denis Attention My Dear, Your first payment of $7000 Is about to sent today through Western Union transfer You are advised to Contact Western Union office Director Dr.Ahmed Abubakar with your full information.such as Your full name. Home address: Your country.. Your city.. Telephone Occupation:. Age:……………….. To enable him to send your First Payment of $7000 today.For more information contact Dr.Ahmed Abubakar, Telephone number: +229-69-47-77-21 Email (westernunionoffice089@email.com) he will keep sending you payment until your total fund is Completed 3.5 Million Usd. Best Regards Mr. Williams Denis westernunionoffice089@email.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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