Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from email@example.com
Urgent Message – firstname.lastname@example.org
Urgent MessageCompliment of the day to you. I am Mrs.Joyce Alene I am sending this brief letter to solicit your partnership to transfer $ 9.5 Million US Dollars. I shall send you more information and procedures when I receive positive response from you. please send me a message in my Email box and here is my (email@example.com). I am waiting to hear from you.(1)Full names: (2)Occupation: (3)Age and Sex: (4)Marital Status: (5)Private phone number: (6)Current residential address: (7) Copy of your International passport or any Identity Card.Thanks Best Regards, Mrs.Joyce Alene 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:
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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”