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FIRST BANK PLC BENEFICIARY YOUR OVERDUE FUND IS NOW READY FOR TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT
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Scam Email received December 1, 2020 from bankfirst466@gmail.com

bankfirst466@gmail.com
bankfirst466@gmail.com
Email From:

bankfirst466@gmail.com

Subject:

FIRST BANK PLC BENEFICIARY YOUR OVERDUE FUND IS NOW READY FOR TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT

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FIRST BANK PLC BENEFICIARY YOUR OVERDUE FUND IS NOW READY FOR TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT


FIRST BANK PLC BENEFICIARY YOUR OVERDUE FUND IS NOW READY FOR TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT – bankfirst466@gmail.com


I&ve invited you to fill out the following form: Untitled form To fill it out, visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfx67CGNbV9HoD2pdPdYq9BUzZGayVZ9xb-Rhf5Y6rJB3i6oA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&usp=mail_form_link FIRST BANK NIG PLC Head Office Address. Samuel Asabia House 35 Marina P.O. Box 5216, Lagos, Nigeria. FirstContact. Tel: + Attention. Beneficiary We wish to inform you that Your name is among the shortlisted names submitted to us for payment of your overdue fund and that is why we contacted you for onward crediting of your fund $5.5Million United States Dollar. You are hereby advise to re-confirm the below details to enable us commence processing of your fund transfer to your designated bank account without further delay.Re-confirm as follows 1. Your Full Names: 2. Your Exact Contact Address: 3. Your occupation/profession: 4. Your Age: 5. Phone Number. Sincerely MR DELE WALTER FIRST BANK PLC Google Forms: Create and analyze surveys. bankfirst466@gmail.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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”

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