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Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from email@example.com
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Good day,Hope all is well with you and your family. I am Mrs.Aradha Dursun from Republic Of Mauritius, I&m 41yrs old, working with ADB Africa Development Bank inBurkina Faso at the office of Auditing and accounting Department. I am married with 1 Kids. My residence addressno: 18 avenue de la Charles Degaulle sect: 21. Box Postal: 01 BP 5256 Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. I want you to handlethis business transaction with me if chance to do international business. I got your mail from Google search. We are imposition to reclaim and inherit the sum of (US$5.5Millions Dollar’s)without any trouble, from a dormant account which remains unclaimed since 11 years the owner died. This is a U.SDollar’s account and the beneficiary died without trace of his family to claim the fund and no next of kin. I want youto stand as his business associate and I will guild you without any risk involve. If interested to do this business with me without betray, contact me through my private email address;(MrsAradhnaDursun@barid.com) with your full details as bellow, I will immediately give you moredetails of the transfer.Best Regard, Mrs.Aradha Dursun, E-mail Address: MrsAradhnaDursun@gmail.com – Am waiting for your urgent reply so that we will starts immediately, Sorry if you received this letter in your spam,Due to recent connection error here in my country. May Almighty God Bless You! email@example.com
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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”