Scam Email received May 28, 2021 from email@example.com
No Subject – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Beneficiary, This is to bring to your notice that we received a Telex Network Message from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for us to pay and transfer the total sum of £500, 000 British Pounds Sterling Only as a Result of Compensation Trust Fund/Scam Victim during our International Networking Program held at United Kingdom on the 6th of April 2021. However, be advised to quickly contact our payment Center immediately by forwarding the below details to enable us to process your fund through our online banking transfer/Direct MOT-103 Telegraphic wire transfer directly into your bank account in your Country or by Sending to you your Loaded ATM visa card through the FEDEX COURIER SERVICE and also to enable us forward the copy of your Legal Fund Origin Certificate to you for your reference. Full Names:.. Address:. Mobile/Whats-app No:. Thanks for your Cooperation, Dr. Mrs. Sandra Kohl, Customer Care Director. Tel/What&s up: +44 7488845703. 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”