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I seek your assistance.

Scam Email received June 23, 2018 from manoj.chell@valecha.in

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I seek your assistance.

I seek your assistance. – manoj.chell@valecha.in

I am indeed glad to be in contact with you even though this medium of communication (internet) has been grossly abused by criminal minded people making it difficult for people with genuine intention to correspond and exchange views without skepticism. I am Major Susan Adams, an Army Nurse attached to the U.S. Army Corps of engineers in Syria. I have decided that I seek your assistance in a matter that requires your urgent attention.I want you to assist me to receive some funds. Kindly e-mail me your contact information Which Should include Full name, address and phone number,occupation, so I can tell you what you need to do and also give you more details about myself and the project. Regards, Major Susan Adams. manoj.chell@valecha.in

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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