Scam Email received 2/13/2020
Publishers Clearing House
PCH59472893658 – firstname.lastname@example.org
PCH© We wish to inform you that you have won (850,000.00 USD) in our 2020 PCH (email) draws. Your email address was entered for the online draw on this Free Ticket Number: 085-12876077-09 and won on this Lucky Number: 03-06-08-10-12-16-27. To file for claim, please contact below: _____________________________ Dr. Kim Sternhagen Publishers Clearing House Atlanta, GA 30064 E-mail: email@example.com _____________________________ In your reply email, You are to establish contact with the Following details Name Residential/Office Address Telephone Fax Number Age Sex Thanks & Regards Mr. Celik Moffa Alice. Publishers Clearing House Atlanta, GA 30064 Your Personal Unique Ticket Code Is: LLUIQIHCGDYEOJRMKMLOZVTNIWXWUKFWTVPQFF Publishers Clearing House – 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”