419 scams

Fighting Covid-19

Scam Email received 6/29/2020

Email From:


Sender Name:

Khalifa Shamoon

Other emails used:


Email Subject:

Fighting Covid-19

Fighting Covid-19 – khalifashamoon@gmail.com

I am sorry to encroach on your privacy in this manner, and for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail (Internet) instead of a Certified mail/Post-mail. This is due to the urgency and importance of the information. Good day and Remain blessed as you read this massage. I am Miss Khalifa Shamoon from the United Arab Emirates. I was posted to Thailand to help with the Covid-19. This is a distress email to some top personalities we believe can be of help to fight covid-19 in Thailand, Spain , Italy, Netherlands and Africa, where there is no much facilities to fight the covid-19 we are sending you this email because we knew you can be of great help. A lot of people are dying and some are without food to survive, that is why we took it upon ourselves to be of help to these people. We left our job, our countries to help to save life. We have also sent emails to lots of people including you, that means you are not the only one we sent email to. Because we knew that somewhere somehow there are people who are ready to save a life. When you help to save a life, you will have lots of people praying for you, knowing that from the little you have you were able to help, that means when you have big you will be able to help people in a big way. I will wait for your reply for more details of how you can help. I remain yours Khalifa. Fighting Covid-19 Khalifa Shamoon – khalifashamoon@gmail.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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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”

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