Scam Email received 9/9/2019
Mrs Bertha Kra
Donation – email@example.com
Donation It is with profound respect for your time, that I plead to state the following few lines for your kind consideration, and I hope you will spare some of your valuable minutes to read the following appeal with sympathetic mind and understanding. I am Mrs Bertha Kra I am 59 years old, I am dropping this short message from my sick bed after been diagnosed from a long time cancer of the blood. From all indication my condition is really deteriorating, and my doctor has courageously advised that I may not live beyond the next two months, this is because the Seriousness of the cancer has reached a critical stage. I am looking for a trust and Good someone to confide on. I have a fortune/Project ($4.5M) I want to entrust into your care you will use this money to help the needy, motherless, orphans and widows because I am one . Please respond to me if you will promise to see that my last wish is been accomplish to the Glory of God and humanity. As soon as I hear from you, I will give you more information on this. May God bless you real good Amen. Mrs Bertha Kra Mrs Bertha Kra – 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
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”