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***IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION****
cerimonial@culturamazonas.am.gov.br


Scam Email received June 27, 2018 from cerimonial@culturamazonas.am.gov.br

cerimonial@culturamazonas.am.gov.br
cerimonial@culturamazonas.am.gov.br
Email From:

cerimonial@culturamazonas.am.gov.br

Subject:

***IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION****

Other emails used:

cerimonial@culturamazonas.am.gov.br,

Email Subject:

***IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION****


***IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION**** – cerimonial@culturamazonas.am.gov.br


Attention: This is Kelvin Williams, your payment file has been recovered and it has shown that you have been dealing with the wrong people in the bead to get your funds. We hereby write to inform you that you should stop further communication with those people. They have no access to your funds, you do not need to pay endless fees to receive your payment. To enable us carry out proper verification of your payment file kindly confirm and fill the form below: Full Name: Country: Direct Phone Number: Contact Address: Again you really have to stop communicating with those people. Do get back immediately you receive this email. Most sincerely, Mr Kelvin Williams PRO cerimonial@culturamazonas.am.gov.br

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

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”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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