Scam Email received June 27, 2018 from email@example.com
Hello – firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Mr. George Culmer Group Finance Director of Lloyds Banking Group United Kingdom 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN www.lloydsbankinggroup.com Good Day, I have a very important message for you, this message so i decided to reach you directly. George Culmer and I are presently working as a Group Finance Director at the Lloyds Banking Group UK. But at this moment i am constrained to let you know about it until i get your candid acceptance by mail. Please take a moment of your very busy schedule today and get back to me in the future. I will give you more information about it.Do revert back to my email address on (email@example.com). Thanks and I will wait your urgent reply. Yours Truly, Mr. George Culmer +44 744 0933 708 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”