Dear Beneficiary. email@example.com
Scam Email received July 8, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Other emails used:
Dear Beneficiary. – email@example.com
Sent from: Mr. John F. Kelly MG Timothy J. Lowenberg,Adjutant General and Director State Military Department Washington Military Dept, Bldg1 Camp Murry ,Wash 98430-5000 USA Phone Number:+1(202) 839-4420 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org This is Mr.John F Kelly The us.homeland security department. we know that you have not received Your fund from Africa! we have finally cash your abandoned long-lost check confirming to be your won compensation funds and we decided to boxed the money for avoiding expiry of the check because it has stayed long in our custody searching for the contact to reach you, after our investigation we discovered that the money is not an illegal payment, The fund values the sum of $8.5 million USD. So kindly reconfirm your full details as instructed below. 1. Full name 2. Phone number. 3. Current home address 4. Occupation 5. Nearest Airport. 6. All Your E-mail Account I wait for your urgent and positive respond. Sincerely Yours Mr. John F. Kelly Secretary us department of homeland security MG Timothy J. Lowenberg,Adjutant General and Director State Military Department Washington Military Dept., Bldg1 Camp Murry ,Wash 98430-5000 USA Phone Number:+1(202) 839-4420 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”