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Scam Email received May 30, 2021 from smithandrewbr@gmail.com

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Good Day, – smithandrewbr@gmail.com

Good Day. I represent an investor seeking`to invest through you,in any lucrative investment in your country.If you have a solid background and idea/capacity of making good profit in any business. We are writing to seek your highly esteemed help/ consent in a lasting business relationship of mutual benefits for investing in your company /country under a joint venture partnership. I&m willing to provide investing capital with terms that cedes considerable swift equity share to you as managerial dividends. Kindly get back to me for more details. Best Regards, Mr Andrew Smith smithandrewbr@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”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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