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Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
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Sent from: Mrs. Mary E. Anderson To: email ID Owner, United Nations grant compensation Serial Number: XXX / WO2 / UNWB2018 Package: Certified International Banker Draft Delivery Schedule: Overnight Delivery (24hours) From the Desk of: Aramex Delivery Service California USA Dear Sir / Madam, We write to inform you that your United Nations Compensation payment valued US $1.800,000.00 (One Million Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) only is been processed and will be scheduled for release upon your prompt response to this letter. It is also important you note that from our record, you have been in contact with some unauthorized officials and some abnormalities have been observed in your file, which has to be corrected. Also, you are to confirm you’re personal information to the accredited delivery company, for verifying and authenticity of the formal information for onward rectification. Your Certified International Banker Draft has been deposited with Aramex Delivery Service California USA to coordinate and process the delivery of your certified check to your designated home address. Kindly furnish your personal details as listed below when contacting the Aramex Delivery Service California USA for the delivery of your check. Full Name: Home Address: Contact Number: Valid Id for identification: Below are the contact details for the Aramex Delivery Service California USA Aramex Delivery Service California USA Office address : 3750 W Century Blvd, Inglewood, CA 90303, USA Contact Number: +1-(661) 231-3510 Contact Person : Mr. Carl Cruz E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org It is more advisable to call the Aramex Delivery Service on this number + 1-(661) 231-3510 for onward delivery of your certified check to your nominated home address. Should you require any further clarification or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the undersigned. Respective in Services Mrs. Mary E. Anderson . UN Office California. email@example.com
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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”