Scam Email received June 14, 2018 from email@example.com
URGENT – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: Steven Andrew Welcome to DHL Courier Home Delivery Company, we are very grateful to be at your service. You have a package in our office which was sent to you by F.M.F Benin, you are required to summit the following personal details listed below to our office via e-mail so that your package will be delivered to you at your door step within 24hours without any delay or stoppage from anybody. 1.) Name: 2.) Address: 3.) Country: 4.) Phone Nb: 5) Occupation Thanks for your kind understanding, hope to hear from your soon, God bless. Best Regards, Steven Andrew DHL Senior Delivery Officer Official Website:www.dhl.com (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”