Scam Email received June 19, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear SirMadam, – email@example.com
Dear SirMadam, I have decided to contact you due to the urgency arising in this matter, i am Barrister Tope Babalola, it is with good spirit of heart I opened up this great opportunity to you. My late Client has a deposit (€ 7,200,000.00) Seven Million two Hundred Thousand Euro) left behind, i contacted you so i can present you as my late client next of kin, so that the money can be transferred to your account, and we will share it together ratio of 50/50,on the acceptance of my proposal. Further details of the transfer will be forwarded to you as soon as i receive your response. I want your confidentially reply to me immediately for more details. Sincerely, Tope Babalola 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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- Google the details.
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- Check if the email has been sent to multiple people
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