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Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from chriswendy2880@outlook.com

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Sent from: chris > Dear Friend , > > We have concluded to effect your payment of $2.7 MILLION USD, through western union, but the maximum amount you will be receiving each day starting from tomorrow is $5.000.00 daily until the funds is completely transferred. Kindly > Contact Western union Agent: Dr Kelvin Morrison TEL: +229-9977 2498 E-mail:(chriswendy2880@outlook.com) Also reconfirm your information to them below > > YOUR NAME– > YOUR ADDRESS- > YOUR PHONE- > OCCUPATION- > COUNTRY – > > Though, I sent $5.000.00 in your name today,but Dr Nelson Robert said that you should contact first with your information. So contact Dr Kelvin Morrison through email or call him as soon as you receive this email and tell him to > give you the Mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the $5.000.00 Please let me know as soon as you received all your funds $2.7 MILLION USD Thank you very much for helping me during the election > Mr.Chris Wendy > National Assembly > Benin Republic chriswendy2880@outlook.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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