Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings – email@example.com
Dear Friend, I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we have never met before, but need not to worry as I am contacting you independently of my investigation and no one is informed of this communication. I need your urgent assistance in transferring the sum of $11.3million immediately to your private account. The money has been here in our Bank lying dormant for years now without anybody coming for the claim of it.I want you to corporate with me for the release of this money into your private bank account as the relative to our deceased customer (the account owner) who died a long ago and with her supposed NEXT OF KIN. The Banking law here does not allow such money to stay more than 10years, because the money will be recalled to the Bank treasury account as unclaimed fund. By indicating your interest I will send you the full details on how the business will be executed.Best Regqrds Mr.Reman Dell firstname.lastname@example.org
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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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”