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Dear friend, I am Benjamin Ezeife (a lawyer), my purpose of contacting you is for your consent and/or help to secure and evacuate the funds left behind by my late client to avoid its confiscation or declaration as none serviceable by the bank. The fund is
benjaminezeife100@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 25, 2018 from benjaminezeife2@gmail.com

benjaminezeife100@gmail.com
benjaminezeife100@gmail.com
Email From:

benjaminezeife2@gmail.com

Subject:

Dear friend, I am Benjamin Ezeife (a lawyer), my purpose of contacting you is for your consent and/or help to secure and evacuate the funds left behind by my late client to avoid its confiscation or declaration as none serviceable by the bank. The fund is

Other emails used:

benjaminezeife100@gmail.com, benjaminezeife100@gmail.com

Email Subject:

Dear friend, I am Benjamin Ezeife (a lawyer), my purpose of contacting you is for your consent and/or help to secure and evacuate the funds left behind by my late client to avoid its confiscation or declaration as none serviceable by the bank. The fund is


Dear friend, I am Benjamin Ezeife (a lawyer), my purpose of contacting you is for your consent and/or help to secure and evacuate the funds left behind by my late client to avoid its confiscation or declaration as none serviceable by the bank. The fund is – benjaminezeife100@gmail.com


Dear friend, I am Benjamin Ezeife (a lawyer), my purpose of contacting you is for your consent and/or help to secure and evacuate the funds left behind by my late client to avoid its confiscation or declaration as none serviceable by the bank. The fund is valued at $10,500,000.00 dollars. I know you may not actually be in anyway related to him (my late client) but for bears the same surname with him makes it easier to get the funds to your name and/or have it moved to your account for your access, our joint division and utility. Get back to me for more details. Regards, Hon. Benjamin Ezeife. phone+228 99793155 Email;(benjaminezeife100@gmail.com) benjaminezeife100@gmail.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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