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First Payment Of $5,000.00 Daily Is Ready

Scam Email received June 17, 2018 from customerccaresservice@gmail.com

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First Payment Of $5,000.00 Daily Is Ready

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First Payment Of $5,000.00 Daily Is Ready

First Payment Of $5,000.00 Daily Is Ready – customerccaresservice@gmail.com

Sent from: Moneygram Head Office This is Maria Amechi from MoneyGram Head office here in Benin Du Republic. We presently send your first payment of $5000 this morning from our office, So kindly contact us with this E-mail {customerccaresservice@gmail.com} or call us on this phone number @ +229 99178485 and also send the following information immediately. 1. Full Name ______ 2. Country/Address ______ 3. Phone/fax number ______ 4. Age/Sex _______ 5. Occupation ______ So we can do the normal procedure on your first $5000 payment which is activating the file to enable you can pickup your money at any MoneyGram office around you. Thanks and call me now for the processing. Best Regards Ms. Maria Amechi MoneyGram Head office BENIN Du REPUBLIC Direct number: +229 99178485 customerccaresservice@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”

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