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Scam Email received November 10, 2021 from ojodalejoseph2017@gmail.com

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Dear Beneficiary, – ojodalejoseph2017@gmail.com

Dear Beneficiary, I am a private financial consultant. Your pending fund is currently lodged in a bank in Turkey under a swapped agreement and someone is trying to claim the funds as authorized by you. At the moment,the bank in Turkey has finalized arrangement to release a part payment of $2.8 Million USD within the next 72 hours and I am contacting you for final authorization. Kindly confirm if you authorized this payment. Regards, Matja Korosec M.Sc., ojodalejoseph2017@gmail.com

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

  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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