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Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from aliarram40@gmail.com

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I seek your assistance

I seek your assistance – aliarram40@gmail.com

Dear friend My name is Ali Ibrahim. and I was a member of the British medical team deployed to Iraq and then later transferred to Afghanistan. I am looking for a trust worthy individual who will assist me in receiving some funds for me. I am requesting this individual to hold onto the cash until I arrive safely back to retrieve them. As soon as I hear back I will work out the finer details. fill up this requirements like:Kindly respond . Your full name: Your country: Contact phone/fax number Age: Occupation: Regards, Mr Ali Ibrahim. aliarram40@gmail.com

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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