Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
For Your Compensation
For Your Compensation
For Your Compensation – email@example.com
Sent from: Dr. Rafiu Ibrahim Hello My Good Friend , How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family.You may not understand why this mail came to you. But if you do not remember me, you might have received an email from me in the past regarding a multi- million-dollar business proposal which we never concluded. I am using this opportunity to inform you that this multi-million-dollar business has been concluded with the assistance of another partner from Paraguay who financed the transaction to a logical conclusion. I thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of fund into your account due to one reason or the other best known to you. But I want to inform you that I have successfully transferred the fund out of my bank to my new partners account in Paraguay that was capable of assisting me in this great venture. Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trust worthiness you shown during the course of the transaction. I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum of US$450.000.00. I have left a certified international bank draft for you worth of US$450.000.00 Cashable anywhere in the world. My dear friend I will like you to contact my secretary with Ms. Kelvin Lambert on her direct email address at [ firstname.lastname@example.org ] for collection of your bank draft. I authorized her to release the Bank Draft to you whenever you ask her for it. At the moment, Im very busy here because of the investment projects, which I and the new partner are having at hand. Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart, Also comply with Ms. Kelvin Lambert’s directives so that she will send the draft to you without any delay. CONTACT: Ms. Kelvin Lambert Email address [ email@example.com ] You are required to furnish her with the below information to enable her deliver the cheque to you, 1. FULL NAMES:_____ 2. ADDRESS:__________ 3. E-MAIL ADDRESS:_______ 4. TELEPHONE NUMBER:_______ Hoping to hear from you. Thanks Dr. Rafiu Ibrahim. 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
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”