Scam Email received 9/16/2019
Hi – email@example.com
— Dear Friend, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this mail finds you in an excellent condition of health. But if you do not remember me, you 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 another Merchant who financed it to a logical conclusion. I thank you for your great effort towards our unfinished transaction, due to one reason or the other best to known you at that time. Due to the effort, sincerity, and trustworthiness you showed during the course of the transaction, we want to compensate you with your percentage and show our gratitude to you with the sum of Two million, seven hundred and fifty thousand United States dollars.I have left an international certified bank draft for you, worth USD$2,750,000.00 cashable anywhere in the world. My dear friend, please contact my other Lawyer, Mr Richard Anderson, so that he will release the draft to you. At the moment, I’m very busy and will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Below is his contact information. NAME: Mr Richard Anderson. TEL: +228(92)507558 EMAIL CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org Therefore, you should contact him and ask him to release the draft to you because have instructed him to do so. Best Regards, Mr.Ronald Anthony. Ronald Anthony – 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”