Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from email@example.com
YOUR FIRST PAYMENT.>>
YOUR FIRST PAYMENT.>>
YOUR FIRST PAYMENT.>> – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: Mr John Danny GOOD DAY AND MY GREETINGS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. WE HAVE CONCLUDED TO EFFECT YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH (WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER) AND$4,000.00 WILL BE SENT DAILY TO YOU UNTIL THE $4.8MILLION IS COMPLETELYTRANSFERED. THOUGH, MR.ONU CHIKA SENT $4,000.00 IN YOUR NAME TODAY, SO CONTACT WESTERN UNION AGENT AND REQUIRE FROM HIM TO GIVE YOU THE MTCN, SENDER&S NAME AND QUESTION/ANSWER TO PICK THE $4,000.00 HAS FIRST PAYMENT OUT OF YOUR$4.8MILLION. HERE IS THE DETAILS OF THE INFORMATION NEEDED FROM YOU: AGE:_______________ SEX:___________________ COUNTRY:_____________________ FULL NAME:________________________ DESTINATION:__________________________ MAILING ADDRESS: ___________________________ PHONE NUMBER_____________________________________ PASSPORT BY ATTACH OR DRIVER&S LISENCE NUMBER..___________ THEYWILL BE SENDING USD$4,000.00 PER DAY ONCE YOUR PAYMENT FILE ISACTIVATED. CONTACT BENIN WESTERN UNION PAYMENT DEPARTMENT UNIT BELOW: DIRECTOR NAME: ONU CHIKA E-MAIL: ( email@example.com ) OFFICE LINE:(229)-613-50-744 OFFICE FAX: (229)-993-555-58 BEST REGARDS. (MR.DANNY JOHN) 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”