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Scam Email received July 6, 2018 from kaneman@cpost.plala.or.jp

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YOUR PAYMENT $6.7M – kaneman@cpost.plala.or.jp

Greetings, After a serious thought i decided to contact you because you was deceived about your fund, that is why it is impossible for you to succeed in completing the process after several payments, I will be very open to tell you that all info you receive so far was all lies and it is about extorting money from you. I know that you will be surprise to receive this massage but this is nothing but the truth, it is a planned work with some of the officials but the manager is not aware, after all the evil they went to the bank manager trying to divert the fund, the manager refuse to accept the idea, the manager said he want to talk to you before he can release the fund, that is to make sure that you authorize the transfer to a different account. I will personally direct you to the appointed paying Bank were you will be paid instead of wasting your hard earned money and time on these hoodlums,but before then you must not disclose my info to anybody because this is top secret. Barrister Samuel AdaEze Esq kaneman@cpost.plala.or.jp

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

  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”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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