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Dear Customer,

Scam Email received June 30, 2018 from info@use.orgr

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Dear Customer,

Other emails used:

fedexcourirecompany1@yahoo.com, fedexcourirecompany1@yahoo.com

Email Subject:

Dear Customer,

Dear Customer, – fedexcourirecompany1@yahoo.com

Dear Customer, This email is coming to you as a reminder concerning your pending package that has been with us for a long time. As you already know that this package is containing an International ATM MASTER CARD in your name and in the amount of $2.5 million usd.This email is to let you know that our delivery team has finally carried out delivery of your package. The package left Lagos Nigeria on JANUARY 17th 2018 and since on the 1ST of May, 2018 it has been in Memphis awaiting custom clearance. To track your package, go to www.fedex.com and insert the tracking number below to view delivery status. www.fedex.com Tracking Number: 875531681014. On the tracking page you will see that this package is going to a wrong address. This is because you have refused to give us your cooperation. You are hereby Advised to provide us with the Information below so we can immediately have it sent out to our deliverymen in Memphis. 1. Full Name. . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Residential Address. . . . . 3. Phone Number. . . . . . . . 4. Fax Number. . . . . . . . . . 5. Occupation. . . . . . . . . . . 6. Sex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7. Age. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8. Nationality. . . . . . . . . . . 9. Country. . . . . . . . . . . . . Please note that you are required to provide a redirection fee of which you are to make available to this office via WESTERN UNION MONEY Upon receiving your correct Address and the payment MTCN from you, we will immediately notify the Airport Authorities in USA and the package will be redirected to your correct address immediately. Email: fedexcourirecompany1@yahoo.com This is important and as such your immediate response will do you Good. Management, Mrs. Sarah Eve. ©FedEx Online Management Team. All rights reserved. © 1995-2018 FedEx. fedexcourirecompany1@yahoo.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”

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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