Approved Funds. email@example.com
Scam Email received July 6, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
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Approved Funds. – email@example.com
I am officially sending you this e-mail in order to be aware of the good news concerning your overdue funds, a meeting was held with the General Director of Interpol and some other top officials in the United Kingdom in regards to the online internet scam from Africa,Europe, and America. In conclusion of this meeting, I was ordered by the Interpol for special investigations. I notice that your funds are still in the Federal Suspense Account of Royal Bank. You have been dealing with the wrong organization which are not from the right source, they are only using you to make money out of their own selfish interest. You need to understand that my coming down here is because of your ongoing transaction and I have to accomplish the transfer before returning back to the United Kingdom, all legal documentations in other for the release of your funds is intact, what is required right away is your cooperation and i also want you to cease every further communications with any other person just to avoid being misled. Don&t be deceived by anyone for your total funds is amounting to $3,000,000.00 United States Dollars) I have forwarded every necessary documents to the Bank for confirmation and they are working towards it. Kindly reconfirm the below details in order for me to update you with good news regarding your overdue funds. Full Name: Address: Tel: Occupation:Best Regards, Frank Mlejnek. firstname.lastname@example.org
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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”