Scam Email received 6/1/2020
MR. ANDERSON PERRY
DEAR GOOD FRIEND
DEAR GOOD FRIEND – firstname.lastname@example.org
DEAR GOOD FRIEND. MY NAME IS MR. ANDERSON PERRY, I AM A BANKER IN (BANQUE SAUDI FRANSI) I WANT TO TRANSFER AN ABANDONED SUM OF 25.5 MILLIONS USD INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. 50% WILL BE FOR YOU. NO RISK INVOLVED. CONTACT ME FOR MORE DETAILS; KINDLY REPLY ME BACK (Through this email address: email@example.com ) . FILL THIS INFORMATION FULL NAME: DIRECT CELL NUMBER: COUNTRY: CITY: AGE : GENDER: OCCUPATION: PLEASE RESPOND URGENTLY Email: firstname.lastname@example.org REGARDS, MR. ANDERSON PERRY MR. ANDERSON PERRY – email@example.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
- 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”