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Pick Up Your PKG Box

Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from frankbello101@outlook.com

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Pick Up Your PKG Box

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Pick Up Your PKG Box

Pick Up Your PKG Box – frankbello101@outlook.com

Sent from: Mrs.Joy Ude Attn:Beneficiary, I wish to inform you that the diplomatic agent conveying with your package valued the sum of $4.5 Million United has arrived at San-Diego International Airport now. You are required to reconfirm the following information below so that he can deliver your consignment box to you today. Name:. Country:. Address:. Mobile No:. Name Of Your Nearest Airport: A Copy Of Your Identification:. Please do contact the diplomatic agent with the email below with the information required: Contact: Mr.Frank Bello E-mail:(frankbello101@outlook.com) Phone: +1-509-436-1167 He is waiting to hear from you today with the information. Thanks. Mrs.Joy Ude. frankbello101@outlook.com

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

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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