Scam Email received June 23, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Information Reply – email@example.com
From Mr Frank Adams Head of U.S Foreign Treasury Lodging, U.S Treasury Department 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC 20220 Attention Dear Based on our investigation on your payment, we want to find out if you&re still alive or did you sign any deed of assignment with (Mrs. Grace Jackson.) to receive your fund, reply to us with: Your Full Names. Your Home/Office Address Your Tel Phone And cell phone. Your OccupationYour Age/Sex The nearest Airport To Your Country A Copy Of Your Identity. This is because $10.5 Million has been approved in your favor for payment so get the above information to us fast and unfailingly today or your fund will be released to Mrs. Grace Jackson.We want to issue an ATM CARD on your name but because of this problem of double identity I decided to reach you first to find out the truth. Meanwhile I will advice you to contact our West Africa office to enable them address the issue on ground before they can know where to send the ATM CARD, make sure you contact our office immediately . Rev Peter Oha Director protocol unit,U.S Treasury office in West Africa Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Best regards, Mr Frank Adams Head of U.S Foreign Treasury Lodging, U.S Treasury Department 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington DC 20220 email@example.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
- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”