Scam Email received June 14, 2018 from email@example.com
URGENT PLEASE – firstname.lastname@example.org
NEDBANK SOUTH AFRICAINTERNATIONAL PAYMENT From: Dr. Clifford Makwana Direct email id (email@example.com) I wish to seek your assistance for the transfer of US$48Mdepository made by a foreign investor for an Investment programme that has remained dormant for years now inour bank. It will be shared 50%/50%. I will appreciate your early reply if this proposal is acceptableby you. Do reply me with my direct email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) I await your urgent response with below stated information’s 1) Your Full Name:- 2) Your Age:- 3) Marital Status:- 4) Your Cell Phone Number:- 5) Your Fax Number:-. 6) Your Country:-.. 7) Your Company’s Name:-.. 8) Sex:-.. 9) Your Religion:-.. 10) Your Private E-mail Address: Thanks for your maximum co-operation, DR. CLIFFORD MAKWANA. Internal Auditor Nedbank Group Ltd Direct email id (email@example.com) firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- Confirm the details.
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- Check if the email has been sent to multiple people
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