Scam Email received 1/8/2020
Fwd: me – firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m Magarreth, I write you from a specialist hospital currently hospitalized for esophagus cancer, I wish to hand a project into your care to set a foundation for the less privileged, you will be contingent to my fortune worth $1.138 million dollars to execute this project. I will undergo the next major surgery soon, I will discuss in details with you. Re – 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”