Scam Email received July 2, 2018 from email@example.com
URGENT REPLY – firstname.lastname@example.org
Good day, It was Resolved and Agreed that your Over Due Payment Claim of $12.7M would be released on a special method of payment which tag CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT/ATM CARD TRANSFER OR BY CASH, SEND NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE AND FAX #,STATE YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR POSITION IN THE OFFICE to claim your fund Thanks, Malik Adu Central Bank of Nigeria email@example.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
- 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”