Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from email@example.com
No Subject – firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Day, Please kindly accept my apology for sending you this email without your consent. I believe you are a highly respected personality, I want a foreign partner whom can assist me in taking this business to it success. I want to invest in business investment Project in your country. Kindly send me an email to discuss the opportunity with you. Email me at: email@example.com for more details. Best Regards Sgt. Kolner Gavin ________________________________ This email was scanned by Bitdefender ________________________________ Disclaimer : This e-mail and any files transmitted with it (Message) are intended only for the use of the recipient(s) named and may contain information that is non-public, proprietary, privileged, confidential, and exempt from disclosure under applicable law including the Offficial Secrets Act 1972. You are hereby notified that the taking of any action in reliance upon, or any review, retransmission, retention, disclosure, dissemination, distribution, printing or copying of this Message or any part thereof by anyone other than the intended recipient(s) is strictly prohibited. If you have received this Message in error, you should delete this Message immediately and notify the sender by return e-mail. Opinions, conclusions and other information in this Message that do not relate to the official work of the Chief Registrar&s Office Federal Court of Malaysia shall be understood as neither given nor endorsed by the Chief Registrar&s Office Federal Court of Malaysia. This message has been scanned by MailScanner Gateway and is believed to be clean. firstname.lastname@example.org
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”