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Scam Email received June 25, 2018 from makertgoodness@makertgo.heliohost.org

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I AM WAITING URGENTLY. – makertgoodness@makertgo.heliohost.org

Hello! I am Francis Isaac. B, a U.S soldier currently carrying out my duty in Syria after serving in Afghanistan. I have a proposal for you. I and some of my colleagues recovered some huge amount of money here last two weeks during an operation. We just shared the money some days ago and I want to move mine to a safe place and that is why am contacting you through this mail because this is the only means of communication I have here. I came across your email when I was searching for a random person online who I can trust with this proposal. I am willing to offer you 30% of the total money which is $12.5 million USD if you are willing to do the deal with me and I want you to know that this is very legitimate .You can reply me as soon as possible with your information, if you are willing to do this deal with me and I will advise you ahead on how I will send the funds out to you. I will wait for your response. I AM WAITING URGENTLY. Best Regards, Capt. Francis Isaac makertgoodness@makertgo.heliohost.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

  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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