Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from email@example.com
YOUR UNPAID FUNDS
YOUR UNPAID FUNDS
YOUR UNPAID FUNDS – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attn: BeneficiaryI am Mrs. Annette Clark, from the United Nations Regional office, Ghana. I wish to inform you that we have actually decided to investigate the unnecessary delay of your payment recommended and approved claims for payment is certified as genuine in your favor. We have also agreed with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) that, we will handle this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by these corrupt Officials. We have obtained Payment Order for your Payment, from the World Bank and International Monetary Funds (IMF). We are happy to notify you that based on our recommendation/instructions; the payment of US$ 10.000.000 (TEN MILLION DOLLARS) will be released to you. You are to contact this office immediately for clarifications on this matter as we shall be available 24 hrs to speak with you and give you the necessary guidelines on how to ensure that your payment is wired to you immediately and also be informed that any further delay from your side could be dangerous, as we will not be held responsible for any wrong payment. You are advise to contact Dr. Nicholas Carter immediately for the delivery of your funds and as you do, please forward below listed details to him to facilitate the immediate processing of your funds to be shipped to your home address. Your Full Names: Your Country: Your Mailing Address: Your Age: Your Occupation Your Marital Status Phone NumberContact Person: Dr. Nicholas Carter Contact Email: email@example.comWaiting to hear from you as soon as you receive this e-mail. Regards, Mrs. Annette Clark 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”