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Scam Email received July 7, 2018 from foreign.payments@onet.eu

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central.intelligen@foxmail.com, central.intelligen@foxmail.com

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This information is for you. – central.intelligen@foxmail.com

Your payment of €2 million Euro To your attention sir, We recovered your funds and would to direct you on what do receive it, the office incharge or responsible for the payment. Confirm if you received the Western Union Gold ATM-Card?. It was posted to you last month on the 2018 June 26th. Call David Dafinone on this number+2348062639090 to confirm if you have received the card also write e-mail to confirm to this office. Mind you we are no longer using the former address as contain herein central.intelligen@foxmail.com and foreign.payments@y7mail.com therefore contact us on this e-mail from which you received this mail. Send your information, your address and correct-cell telephone numbers for easier contact avoid wrongful payment. Thank you Robert D. Gauthier CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AFRICA REGION ABUJA NIGERIA OFFICE central.intelligen@foxmail.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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