Scam Email received 1/8/2023
Payment update. – email@example.com
Attn: Beneficiary, We have concluded to affect your payment today through Money Gram $6,000.00 daily until the $1.8M USD is completely transferred to you. Through Mrs. Kelly-Ann Davey. So contact Money Gram Agent: Mr. Terry James E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and Tell him to give you the REFERENCE Number, sender name and question/ answer to pick up the $6,000.00 immediately. NOTE: This payment has been instructed by the Ministry Of Finance and you must undergo the due process once you get in contact with Money Gram Office to enable them authenticate the legitimacy of your funds and again reconfirm your current info such as; Name. Address. Phone number. The IMF commission who set up this payment programmer is now waiting for confirmation so hasten up and give the agent a call to process your payment. Kelly-Ann Davey IMF Fund Delivery. Kelly-Ann Davey – 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”