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Scam Email received June 19, 2018 from webansel@bt.com

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Request – *IMPORTANT* – webansel@bt.com

Dear Sir/Madam, I am Ansel Theodore a financial administrator and I Represent a late politician whose family is in need of a foreign partner who can receive their funds that is stashed in a security company abroad. They need a fund manager who can put the funds in a lucrative venture for mutual benefit. The amount of funds involved is US$85,000,000.00 { EIGHTY FIVE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS } There is some pieces of precious stones/metals in boxes if it might interest you, then indicate your interest. As regards the funds, your share of the US$85M is 30% calculated at US$25,500,000.00 {TWENTY FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND} I am expecting your positive response ASAP. Best Regards. Ansel Theodore. webansel@bt.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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