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YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS NEEDED
savadogomahama29@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from savadogomahama29@gmail.com

savadogomahama29@gmail.com
savadogomahama29@gmail.com
Email From:

savadogomahama29@gmail.com

Subject:

YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS NEEDED

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Email Subject:

YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS NEEDED


YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS NEEDED – savadogomahama29@gmail.com


Dear Friend, My Name is Mr.Sawadogo Mahama; I am a banker by profession. My reason for contacting you is to transfer an abandoned $25.3 Million United States Dollars to your account. Further details of the transaction shall be forwarded to you as soon as I receive your return mail indicating your interest.Please contact me through my personal e-mail address (savadogomahama29@gmail.com). Thanks and hoping to hear from you soon. Mr.Sawadogo Mahama savadogomahama29@gmail.com

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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