Scam Email received 5/18/2019
Job Offer – firstname.lastname@example.org
FRED ADAMS AND ASSOCIATE. 2nd Floor, Europe House, Parnell Street, Waterford. Dear Partner, I am the C.E.O of FRED ADAMS AND ASSOCIATE based in the UK, My company is a world class finance firm that handles the financial activities of multinational company all over the world. Presently,our company needs representatives in Canada , Europe and America that will represent the company, take care of all the company affairs and activities. The representative will collect payment from creditors . As our representative you will receive 10% of any money that is made by the company and a further $2,500 monthly after a probation period of 3 months, that will be how you will be paid by the company the rest of the money will be paid into an account we will provide for you. If you are interested in our offer please send the following information and we will open a recruitment file for you in our company. 1.Full name. 2.Full contact address. 3.Phone number. 4.Date of Birth. 5.Occupation Please contact me on my private email address: email@example.com Looking forward to hearing from you. Best Regards Fred Adams, President Fred Adams – 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
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