Attention Beneficiary email@example.com
Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Other emails used:
Attention Beneficiary – email@example.com
Sent from: Rev. John Smith Sequel to our series of meetings for the past 18 months, which just ended with the Directors and Secretary to the UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA, UNITED NATION, IMF, AND FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE BENIN REPUBLIC, representatives respectively in full attendance. The above organizations after prolonged deliberations on series of complaints received from scam victims, has unanimously agreed to compensate all the scam victims who have been sending money to different people just to make sure they received their fund, yet after set and done they receive nothing with a clear verifiable proof with the sum of $3.5 million USD. In addition to this, your email was among the list of victims submitted to our office by the United States Fraud investigation Department showing that you are truly a victim of scam, and we have finally succeeded in getting your ATM CARD worth ($3.500.000.00) and it has been packaged out for delivery with the help of US AMBASSADOR BARRISTER IVAN EDWARD ATTORNEY GENERAL OF FEDERAL HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE (BENIN REPUBLIC) who act as your foreign Attorney representative here in BENIN. Moreover, every necessary arrangement has been made successfully. You are advice to re-confirm your full delivery information to the Agent (Rev. John Smith) who is currently in Atlantic City International Airport New Jersey to delivery your ATM CARD to you. It is already loaded in the Master Card which you can use to access your fund in any ATM location. (1)Your Full Name===== (2)Mobile Number===== (3)Home Address====== (4)Nearest Airport ==== Contact him direct with the details listed below!! Most importantly he is at Atlantic City International Airport New Jersey (USA). DHL Courier Agent Name: Rev. John Smith Contact number ((551) 233-1148 please call or text him E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). Waiting for the reconfirmations of your info to enable him delivers your package to your home address okay. BEST REGARDS Sir. Bello Owolabi DHL Courier Director Direct Telephone; (+229) 606-185-12 email@example.com
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”