Scam Email received 10/20/2019
Mrs Glenna Sharman
very urgent, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Please Reference Number/M.T.C.N: 87651202 This is very urgent, Our Operation manager has sent your first payment of $5000.00 to you. Here is what we needed from you to complete the transfer, You’re Name, Your Address and Your Telephone Number: Noted That Only Fee Requested from You Is for Reactivate Transfer Files which is Sum Of $95 Dollars Only, No More Fee again after that. From Head Office Money Gram Transfer Head Office Benin Republic Manager Mrs. Theresa Tylor E-mail: email@example.com Mrs Glenna Sharman – 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”