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Reply: from Katherine

Scam Email received June 14, 2018 from kathy@sweet.ocn.ne.jp

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Reply: from Katherine

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kathyrin120@gmail.com, kathyrin120@gmail.com

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Reply: from Katherine

Reply: from Katherine – kathyrin120@gmail.com

My name is Katherine, I work in bank. I contact you about your family surname. I saw your name on internet directory so I decided to contact you and tell you about this online business account that was opened few years in my bank that has your family name. The account holder was not living in my country when he opened the account, he opened the account online and transfer the money online for business transaction that he did not complete before he died. The money is huge and I just discovered all this details now so reply me back immediately on this my private email ( kathyrin120@gmail.com ) so that I can give you more details on how to claim the money back to your family kathyrin120@gmail.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

  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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