Scam Email received July 2, 2018 from KSanford@castlemainehealth.org.au
FW: HELLO – email@example.com
________________________________ From: Karen Sanford Sent: Monday, 2 July 2018 7:46 PM Subject: HELLO Hello is this email still active? I have been trying to reach you, contact me for more firstname.lastname@example.org Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail. The information contained within this email should be considered as confidential and/or privileged and is intended for the addressee named above. If you receive this message by mistake any disclosure, copying or use of this information is prohibited; please notify the author and immediately delete the email and destroy any printed copy. 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”