Scam Email received 12/10/2022
Dear Friend, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Friend, I’m happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds transferred under the cooperation of a new partner from Paraguay though I tried my best to involve you in the business but nature decided the whole situation. Presently I am in Paraguay for investment projects with my own share of the amount. Meanwhile, I didn’t forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring those funds despite that it failed us somehow. Now contact Rev. Father . Cyril Adams in Senegal Rep, is name: Rev.Father . Cyril Adams Email (email@example.com) Ask him to send you the total of $1.500.000.00 loaded in an ATM card which I kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempts to assist me in this matter. I appreciate your efforts at that time very much. So feel free and get in touch with Rev. Father. Cyril Adams and instruct him to send the ATM card to you. Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy together after all the sufferings at that time. At the moment, I am very busy here because of the investment projects which I and my new partner are having at hand, finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the Rev.Father. Cyril Adams on your behalf to receive your money, so feel free to get in touch with him and he will send your ATM CARD to you without any delay. best regards Amisha Laura – 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
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