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I write to inform you about my successful arrival in airport with your Atm Visa Card today.
smithh567@yahoo.com


Scam Email received June 30, 2018 from smithh567@yahoo.com

smithh567@yahoo.com
smithh567@yahoo.com
Email From:

smithh567@yahoo.com

Subject:

I write to inform you about my successful arrival in airport with your Atm Visa Card today.

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Email Subject:

I write to inform you about my successful arrival in airport with your Atm Visa Card today.


I write to inform you about my successful arrival in airport with your Atm Visa Card today. – smithh567@yahoo.com


Sent from: Agent Henry Smith Hello: I&m your Diplomat Agent Mr. Henry Smith, I write to inform you that I was directed by my Company to deliver a package of an international ATM VISA CARD of $2.4milln to you and I have just arrived at your Airport (JFK international Airport USA) some minutes ago. But the problem I have right now is I misplaced the original address I had, due to CUSTOMS/FBI/ CIA and POLICE Searching and scanning on the package as if I&m a terrorist or money laundering activities. However, I thank God, they have confirmed that my movement is very clear and with out any suspicious intentions to this country only to deliver this package to you. Please mail me (smithh567@yahoo.com) or text me on this number (+19177376831) your correct home address with your nearest airport to enable me to proceed and complete my delivery to your doorstep today. smithh567@yahoo.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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  3. Confirm using the information you have found

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  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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