Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from email@example.com
Dear Beloved Friend,
Dear Beloved Friend,
Dear Beloved Friend, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Beloved Friend, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this mail meets you in a perfect condition. You may not understand why this mail came to you. But if you do not remember me, you might have received an email from me in the past regarding a multi-million-dollars business proposal which we never concluded. I am using this opportunity to inform you that the multi million-dollars business has been concluded with another person who financed it to a logical conclusion. I thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of fund into your account due to one reason or the other best known to you. But I want to inform you that I have successfully transferred the fund out of the bank to my new partner&s account in China that was capable of assisting me in this great venture. Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trustworthiness you showed during the course of the transaction I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum of $3,000,000.00. I have left an ATM card for you worth $3,000,000.00 cashable any ATM machine in the world. My dear friend I will like you to contact my: Rev. Father Henry Eze, for the collection of this ATM card. I have authorized him to release the ATM card to you as soon as you contact him regarding this issue. At the moment, I am very busy here in China for investment with my new partner. Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Also comply with Rev.Father Henry Eze, so that he will send the ATM card to you without any delay, contact him on the below contact information: Name: Rev. Father Henry Eze. Address: No 4 Ikeja drive dolphins Lagos-Nigeria Email: email@example.comTherefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number/your address where you want him to send the ATM card to you. Thanks and God bless you and your family, hope to hear from you soon. Regards, Barrister Davis Uba 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”