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Greetings From Syria.

Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from jorammuhanna@gmail.com

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Greetings From Syria.

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Greetings From Syria.

Greetings From Syria. – jorammuhanna@gmail.com

I am Mr.Joram Muhanna from Damascus, Syria. Due to civil war in Syria, I am looking for a possible tie up with a business or individual in your country so that I can do some investments there, i desire to relocate my investment capital to your country, any viable investment idea you suggest to me will be considered. we can discuss further. Best Regards Mr. Joram Muhunna jorammuhanna@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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