Dear Beloved Friend, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from email@example.com
Dear Beloved Friend,
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Dear Beloved Friend,
Dear Beloved Friend, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me start by introducing myself,I am Dr Abodi Ahmed, Manager of Bank Of Africa Burkina faso. I am writting you this letter based on the latest development at my Department which I will like to bring to your personal edification.(18.5 million U.S Dollars transfer claims). This is a legitimate transaction and I agreed to offer you 40% of this money as my foreign partner after confirmation of the fund in your bank account. If you are interested,get back to me with the following details below. (1)Your age (2)Sex (3)Your occupation.. (4)Your marital status.. (5)Your country Name (6)Your full residential address. (7)Your private phone and fax number and your complete name. (8)A copy of your int&l passport or ID card As soon as I receive these data, I will forward to you the application form which you will send to the bank. via my private e mail address:(email@example.com) Best Regard 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”