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Greetings from Ms. Lisa Jakob

Scam Email received June 30, 2018 from deliveryagency2016@gmail.com

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Greetings from Ms. Lisa Jakob

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Greetings from Ms. Lisa Jakob

Greetings from Ms. Lisa Jakob – deliveryagency2016@gmail.com

Sent from: Lisa Jakob I&m Ms. Lisa Jakob, I want to inform you that I have registered your CERTIFIED CHECK of Four Million, Five hundred united states of America dollars ($4.5M) with USPS delivery company with registration code (AWB 33XZS) Please contact Adams Romeo with your full details and delivery address for reconfirmation. Here is his contact E-MAIL:( deliveryagency2016@gmail.com ) TEL:+229) 6684-9301. He will tell you all the necessary details you need to know about this delivery. Thanks, Ms. Lisa Jakob deliveryagency2016@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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