419 scams

Investment Partnership.

Scam Email received 12/6/2022

Email From:


Sender Name:

MJ. Wilson.

Other emails used:


Email Subject:

Investment Partnership.

Investment Partnership. – mj2865963@gmail.com

Hello, Contacting you officially is my pleasure for a great unique business investment in your region. However, I need your official consent and co-operation that will be of best interest and great achievement in our favor, over the investment sum of ($6.8Millions US Dollars or more). I’ll appreciate your response for more business details to proceed officially. Thanks in anticipation. Yours Sincerely MJ. Wilson. MJ. Wilson. – mj2865963@gmail.com

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”

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