Scam Email received July 8, 2018 from email@example.com
Dear.Beneficiary, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: MR MIKE Dear.Beneficiary, This is to bring to your notice that because of the impossibility of your fund transfer through the Money Gram network, we have credited your total of $7.9MILLON, valid fund into an ATM MASTER CARD and I have paid the re-activation fee and the delivery of the ATM Card To you, I paid it because the ATM Card worth of $7.9MILLON, which I have registered it delivery yesterday has less than 21 days to expire in the custody of the UPS Company and when it expires, the money will go into Federal Government treasury account. With that we decided to help you pay off the money so that the ATM Card will not expire, because I trust that when you receive your ATM Card definitely you must pay me back my money and even compensate me for helping you. Now I want you to contact Ups Express at:(email@example.com) with your physical address you desire the delivery to be made so that they can deliver your ATM Card to your designated address without any delay. Like I stated earlier, the crediting re-activation, delivery and the company registration charges has been paid by me, but we did not pay their official keeping fees since they refused, they refused and the reason is that they do not know when you are going to contact them and the demur-rage might have increased by then, They told me that their keeping fees is $45 per day only, and I deposited it yesterday on6 of july 2018 Below is the Contact Information of the UPS, Express Customer Service Director MR MIKE Email Address;(firstname.lastname@example.org) Phone number (+229).60455771) Reconfirm your delivery information such as Your full name. Your home address.. Your direct phone number Your Occupation. your Age number Contact them today and also send them the security official keeping charge to avoid increase of their fees and let me know once you receive your ATM card, Important Notice, your ATM CARD package was registered as a gift so that the diplomatic Agent will not know the content of your package okay. Regards. john jeffery 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
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