Attention: Beneficiary, email@example.com
Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
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Attention: Beneficiary, – email@example.com
Sent from: Ministry of Finance Benin Republic Attention: Beneficiary, I am DR.GREY FOUN,from Ministry Of Finance Cotonou (Head office) Compensation Department. This is to bring to your notice that after the conference meeting we had with the International Monetary Fund(I.M.F), The Government of this country realized that you are among those that are involved in scam victim we have in our list that are yet to receive their compensation as instructions from the World Human Right. The President of this Country Benin Republic has instructed this office to forward your file to WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER PAYMENT HEADQUARTER to pay you the sum of US$1.200.000 through WESTERN UNION. His Excellence the PRESIDENT has instructed the WESTERN UNION payment department director, Dr. Ben Good to send the sum of $1.200.000US through his custody for easy receival of your fund. You are to contact them now to ensure that your fund will be transferring to you once you send them the needed information to avoid wrong transaction. According to the demands of WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER , I have paid for the transfer charge. And you will be receiving your fund at the installment rate of $5,000.00 daily until the US $1.200.000 is completely transferred to you accordingly. You are to contact them now with the bellow information to avoid wrong transaction/transfer. Reconfirm your address (1)Your Full name:. (2)Your Age:. (3)Your Phone number :.. (4)Your Contact address/Country :.. (5)Idd or Driving Licence. Listen very carefully, tell DR.BEN GOOD that you are advised to contact him by DR.GREY FOUN. from Ministry Of Finance here in Cotonou Benin ;Bellow is their Contact Information. Contact him with this information below: CONTACT PERSON: DR. BEN GOOD EMAIL: address firstname.lastname@example.org ) PHONE NUMBER: +229-98642500. ADDRESS: 455 Agbokou Ankpa Road,Lagoste Palar,Cotonou,Benin Republic. Please, do not forget to update us on:- ( email@example.com ) as soon as you receive your first payment. Best regards. Dr.Grey Foun. Ministry of Finance Benin Republic. NOW CONTACT WESTERN UNION ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) FOR YOUR FUND. email@example.com
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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”