Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from email@example.com
DEAR FRIEND. – firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAR FRIEND. GOOD DAY? MY DEAR, PLEASE CONTACT WESTERN UNION OFFICE FOR YOUR FUNDS WORTH SUM OF $2.700, 000.00 HAS BEEN RELEASED AND THE TRANSFER BEGAN TODAY THROUGH WESTERN UNION OFFICE AND AMOUNT WHICH YOU WILL BE RECEIVING EACH DAY IS $7000.00 DAILY. SO CONTACT THE MANAGER IN WESTERN UNION RIGHT NOW AND ASK HIM FOR YOUR FIRST PAYMENT, WESTERN UNION OFFICES MANAGER NAME IS MR.Mark Everson, AND ASK HIM TO SEND YOU THE PAYMENT AND ALSO SEND THEM YOUR INFORMATION TO ENABLE THEM ACTIVATE YOUR ACCOUNT FILE SO THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO PICK YOUR FIRST PAYMENT OK EMAIL: OR CALL TEL: +229 64 39 41 24 ) 1. YOUR RECEIVER&S NAME===== 2. YOUR COUNTRY======== 3. YOUR CITY======== 4. YOUR HOME ADDRESS======= 5. YOUR TELEPHONE=========== 6. YOUR SEX/AGE===== 7. YOUR ID PASSPORT======== 8. YOUR TEST QUESTION========= 9. YOUR ANSWER========= 10. YOUR OCCUPATION===== PROMOTION OFFICER YOURS SINCERELY, NAMES: John Richard, WEBSITE: WESTERNUNION EMAIL ( email@example.com ) ADDRESS: NO. 85 QUEEN RUE BPH141 KINGSTON STREET, COTONOU BENIN EC4V 4AB SAVE TIME, SEND MONEY, EARN REWARDS!WESTERN UNION IS A SERVICE PEOPLE TRUST. ANNIVERSARY DAY THANK YOU FOR USING WESTERN UNION 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”