Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
CONGRATULATIONS – email@example.com
congratulation congratulation congratulation your are among the ten lucky winners on coca cola show in Benin Republic with the code number 0022 you won $15.5million.USD and a brand new BMW x5 car two 45inches plasma television yea it is true that we are celebrating our 2018 anniversary that was why we ORGANISE THIS PROGRAM TO show a sign of appreciation to our valuable consumer who as been the friend of cocacola from day one and LESS PRIVILEDGE,OLD, DISABLE,ORPHANs,WIDOWERs,and YOUTH all around the world contact Mr TONY SCOTT the genaral manager of COCA COLA company in Benin Republic or call or text to our head office +1(802) 265-5119 thanks or email him here at (AGENTTONYSCOTT411@gmail.com)for conformation of clearance and collection of your money ($15.5million.USD) 2television and your brand new BMW x5 car fill this information below YOUR FULL NAME_______ YOUR AGE________ YOUR COUNTRY______ YOUR HOME ADDRESS______ MARITAL STATUE_______ OCCUPATION_______ YOUR NEAREST AIRPORT_____ thanks and remain bless from COCA COLA company Benin Republic once again CONGRATULATIONS 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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