Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from email@example.com
Greetings…!!! – firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings!!! I&m Diplomat Abbey Johnson, I was assigned by the United Nation to deliver your consignment box, worth $2.500,000.00 united states dollars. This is a compensation fund from the united Nation, which you are among the people that was awarded. I need you to reconfirm your information as stated below to avoid wrong delivery. Full Name. Country Address Occupation Nearest Airport. Phone Number. Current Email Kindly forward the information as soon as possible, to avoid any delay. You can contact me through my phone number by call or text +1 916-389-1596 Best Regards email@example.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
- 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”