Scam Email received 7/2/2019
Mr williams Andrew
Greetings to you.
Greetings to you. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Greetings to you. This is to inform you that the International Monetary Fund [IMF] and the United Nations [UN] is compensating all the scammed victims $4million United States Dollars. Your name and email address was mentioned to the United States Secret Service by one of the Scammers who was arrested. Meanwhile this Compensation department has been mandated by the IMF and the United Nations to transfer your compensation funds to you through Online Transfer Payment which is 100 % Guarantee for payment to you as one of the scammed victim. Furthermore we advise you to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) concerning any transaction that you might have lost your hard earned money to avoid losing more money to other group of scammers who are on the FBI wanted list and are still on the run and for this reason we want to warn you not to communicate or duplicate this message to anyone for any reason whatsoever as the United States Secret Service are already on the trace for the other criminals. You are hereby advised to contact the IMF/UNCC officer in charge to receive your Compensation without further delay on this email address; email@example.com Anticipating your urgent cooperation in other to receive your payment. Thank You. Mr williams Andrew Communication Secretary, International Monetary Fund. Mr williams Andrew – 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:
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”