Scam Email received July 2, 2018 from email@example.com
Attention: Beneficiary – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Beneficiary ATM VisaCard This is to official inform you that we have been having meetings for the past months now which ended some weeks ago with Mr. Jim Yong Kim the World Bank president and other seven continent presidents on the Congress we treated on solution to Scam victim problems. Note: we have decided to contact you following the reports we received from Anti-Fraud International Monitoring Group your name/email has been submitted to us therefore the United Nations have agreed to compensate you with the sum of(USD$1,000,000.00) this compensation is also including international business that failed due to Government problems etc. We have arranged your payment through our ATM Visa Card which is the latest instruction from the World Bank president Mr. Jim Yong Kim therefore be advice to contact our Representative Agent. Mrs. Anila Hassana who is in position to release your ATM Visa card contact her with the below email and make sure you forwards your full details to her. Your full name, your country/city, your delivery address, your telephone number, your age, your occupation and your identity card or passport. Contact her: CONTACT NAME: Mrs. Anila Hassana E-MAIL: email@example.com Once again for the collection of your Visa card contact our representative Pastor Joe Onu to enable you confirm your payment without further delay and note that any other contact you made out side his office is at your own risk. Thanks. Best Regards Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed Deputy Secretary-General (U.N) CC: Jim Yong Kim World Bank president CC: Mr.Antonio Guterres UN Secretary General This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus 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”