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Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from office_payment1@yahoo.pt

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WESTERN UNION UNDER WORLD BANK – office_payment1@yahoo.pt

WESTERN UNION UNDER WORLD BANK has finalize all the necessary arrangement to pay your due funds of $4.8 Million USD,and this funds has been approve and legalized by the board of directors of WORLD BANK,IMF AND IRS altogether; So you will be receiving $8000 per day until you receives your due payments of $4,800 000.00 USD So we are waiting your urgent respond so that our attorney will go to the inland revenue tax office to obtain a letter of administration tax clearance approval on your behalf from high Court.But as am writing to you now,your first payment has been made through western union. MTCN:6181645629) SENDERS FIRST NAME: CHRISTOPHER SECOND NAME: CHARLES TEST : WHEN ANS …TODAY Moreover,you are advise to send us the below information for the obtaining of your ownership certificate: Your name___ Your country__ Your address___ You’re Age/sex__ Your occupation Direct phone number__ Your home phone number__ Rev. Tony Paul TEL+229-67161238. office_payment1@yahoo.pt

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

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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”

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