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Scam Email received June 27, 2018 from iw2hqv@iw2hqv.eu

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Dear Friend I am Mr, Frank Omar, a Banker I believe that it is the wish of God for me to come across you now.I have an important business to discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you and also benefits you immensely.This fund is the excess of what my branch in which I am the manager made as profit during the year. I wish to informed you that i placed this amount to an escrow account without a beneficiary ($7.500.000.00) Seven Million Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars.I am currently seeking a means of expanding and relocating business interest in the following sectors: Banking Real estate, Transportation and Agriculture, Oil and gas. I intend to part 40% of this fund to you while 60% shall be for me. It is going to be a bank-to-bank Wire transfer to your nominated bank account anywhere you feel safer.All I need from you is to stand as the original depositor of this fund. With regards, Mr, Frank Omar iw2hqv@iw2hqv.eu

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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