Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from email@example.com
Website – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, Hope you are doing well, I just wanted to check in andsee if you are happy with your website right now or if there are things you’dlike to change. Do you have any upgrades that you’ve been thinking about making,or possibly a newdesign/redesign/rebuild? I’m a very talented web developer and I havecreated some pretty amazing sites. My rates are very affordable. Please let meknow if you are interested and I will be happy to share you our past workdetails and company information. Best regards, Sandra Ray, 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”