Scam Email received 12/2/2019
CONTACT Person – email@example.com
Hello This is to bring to your notice that we have forwarded the remittance instructions details to Mr. Roberto Pears with an instructions to direct you to open the on-line account and also process the remittance of your long outstanding fund via the assigned paying Bank. Now, I want you to contact Mr. Roberto Pears via email below notifying him that i directed you to contact him as regards to your claim. CONTACT Person: Mr. Roberto Pears UNITED NATIONS PAYMENT CONSULTANT Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sir,don’t hesitate to notify me as soon as you contact Mr. Roberto Pears as instructed above. Await your prompt response , Best regards. Mr.Juan Norman Jaun Norman – 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”