Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Invitation: (No Subject) @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm (UTC) (email@example.com)
Invitation: (No Subject) @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm (UTC) (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Invitation: (No Subject) @ Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm (UTC) (email@example.com) – firstname.lastname@example.org
You have been invited to the following event. Title: (No Subject) Hi, I have something important to discuss with you please contact me with my email address as following (email@example.com) Barrister Paschal Paul When: Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm Coordinated Universal Time Where: Re Calendar: firstname.lastname@example.org Who: (Guest list has been hidden at organizer&s request) Event details: https://www.google.com/calendar/event?action=VIEW&eid=NjZoNnRnb20xYjFta3FnNzc2ZWc3b2Y4bmwgYWJyYWthZGFicmExNTc3QG0&tok=MjQjcGFzY2hhbHBhdWwxMDNAZ21haWwuY29tMTg3ZjgwOTc5YWU5NDlhNmJhMDUzMzJjMmE4ZjUwNzE5ODM1OWM4OQ&ctz=UTC&hl=en&es=1 Invitation from Google Calendar: https://www.google.com/calendar/ You are receiving this email at the account email@example.com because you are subscribed for invitations on calendar firstname.lastname@example.org. To stop receiving these emails, please log in to https://www.google.com/calendar/ and change your notification settings for this calendar. Forwarding this invitation could allow any recipient to modify your RSVP response. Learn more at https://support.google.com/calendar/answer/37135#forwarding 5b27a27a802ce email@example.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
- 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”