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Thank you for using Western Union!

Scam Email received July 10, 2018 from western.union_customer@outlook.com

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Thank you for using Western Union!

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Thank you for using Western Union!

Thank you for using Western Union! – western.union_customer@outlook.com

Attention:Western Union has been connecting people. At Western Union, there&s so much more than money you&re sending. Every sender and receiver`s is important to us. we&re rewarding our customers with prizes of USD$2,000, 000.00.Because you sent money on-line, from an agent location or received money through Western Union, you&ve been selected.However. You will be contacted by a Western Union in the next 4 hours as soon as you forward your required information and you will receive the USD$2,000, 000.00 prizes immediately from us. Save time, send money, earn rewards! Western Union is a service people trust. Thank you for using Western Union! Best Regards Mrs. Joy Coopu – We endeavor to maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard your Information. We also endeavor to restrict Information access to our employees, agents and representatives that need to know it. Western Union will never disclose your personal or billing information to a third party. western.union_customer@outlook.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”

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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