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Scam Email received June 30, 2018 from toyokitayan@giga.ocn.ne.jp

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chumaokons@gmail.com, chumaokons@gmail.com

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Please get back to me – chumaokons@gmail.com

Attn; Friend, My names are Prince N. Chuma, I work as the Regional Manager of Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. With operational office at Falomo. I have packaged a transaction that will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I want you to help my family received and invest the sum of USD$10.5Million dollars my late father deposited in a bank here before his sudden death. My mother and I want this funds to be transferred and invest in your country through your assistance and directive, 30% of this funds is your percentage for assisting me. Please get back to me through this email address at: chumaokons@gmail.com For more details Regards, Mr Prince Chuma. chumaokons@gmail.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”

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