Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from email@example.com
Owner/Fund Beneficiary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Owner/Fund Beneficiary The sum of $4.6 million. out of your over due total sum has been approved for payment through ATM cash card system after all attempts to pay you through bank, and diplomatic courier failed. I am glad to send you this email to notify you concerning your ATM CARD which is in our custody for the past few months. We want you to understand that the delivery fees is being paid by the authorities and what you need to do now is to contact us immediately so that the delivery will commence to your door step as soon as possible. Note that you are to pay for the safe security keeping fees of your ATM CARD which is just $50 Dollars only, so that immediate effect will take place for the delivery of your ATM CARD . If you know you won&t be able to pay for the safe security keeping fee of your ATM CARD please do not respond back to this email. Please i repeat myself again if you know that you will not be able to pay for the safe security keeping of your ATM CARD which is just $50 please i beg you not to respond to this email because it will not help. Do fill this information and get back to us as soon as You received this message, thereby sending this confidential details to this e-mail for security reasons or call or text Mr. Edward Cleeff for the immediate release of your fund: email@example.com Cell Phone: +2349064709957 Reconfirm your mailing address. =============================================== Full Name: Sex:. Mailing Address:. Personal Phone Number.. Occupation: Thanks for your understanding. Sincerely, International Monetary Fund (IMF) 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:
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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”