Scam Email received December 1, 2020 from email@example.com
Dear friend – firstname.lastname@example.org
I&ve invited you to fill out the following form: Untitled form To fill it out, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScZR30V0AWSf_JrDv-SaJ1C9FboRmZYNjGW371j1Vm7J-3ETg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link Dear friend I am contacting you on a business deal of $18.5 Million US Dollars/950 KG of gold valued at $28.5 Million US Dollars ready for transfer into your account if we make this claim, we will share it 60%/40%. 100% risk free and it will be legally backed up with government approved If you are interested reply for more details. Best regards, David Umar Bello Email Adress.email@example.comGoogle Forms: Create and analyze surveys. 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:
Ten Minutes 10 minutes.
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”