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Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from alhajiusman1950@gmail.com

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GOOD NEWS FROM DHL – alhajiusman1950@gmail.com

DHLWe have finally succeeded in getting your package worth of $17 million out of the delivery of your consignment box with the help of Dr David Don Attorney General of Federal High Court of Justice Benin which act as your foreign Attorney representative here in Benin Republic. So every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with the Agent Mr.Robert Plummer of your package and every Documents guiding your delivery is well updated so you are advice to re-confirm your full delivery information to us right now to enable us proceed with the delivery of your FUNDS. the Information you are Required to Reconfirm to us is as Follow. (1)Your Full Name; (2)Email address; (3)Current Home Address; (4)Fax Number; (5)Country; (6)Nearest Airport# So get back to us as soon as possible with your delivery details to enable us proceed with the delivery. Regards DHL Service. Alhaji Usman Shettima www.dhl.com (c) 2017 DHL Service alhajiusman1950@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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