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Scam Email received June 27, 2018 from email@example.com
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Dear Friend, (TREAT THIS MATTER CONFIDENTIAL ) I am a banker by profession , Please i need your URGENT ASSISTANCE to receive an abandoned sum of ($25.3 Million Dollars ) into any account you can provide. I will release this fund from our bank to your account as the beneficiary to the fund and you will take 40% as your share. Please if you are interested kindly send me your information for more details before we proceed. 1)Your Names: 2)Your Age: 3)Your Address: 4)Your Occupation: 5)Your Contact Phone: 6)Your Country: I requested these information to know you very well before we proceed because i will resign from this bank immediate your confirm this fund in your position I wait for your reply as soon as possible. Thanks, Mr.Hameto Sani. Reply to: email@example.com 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:
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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”