Scam Email received 5/20/2020
Good day my friend
Good day my friend – email@example.com
Good day my friend, My name is Steiner Hopson, a native of Mississippi USA, I have been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer that was discovered very late due to my laxity in caring for my health. It has defiled all form of m e d i c a t i o n and right now, I have only about a few months to live according to medical experts. I have not particularly lived my life so well, as I never really cared for anyone not even myself but my business. Though I am very rich, I was never generous, I was always hostile to people and only focus on my business as that was the only thing I cared for. But now I regret all this as I now know that there is more to life than just wanting to have or make all the money in the world. I believe when God gives me a second chance to come to this world I would live my life a different way from how I have lived it. Now that I know my time is near, I have willed and given now of my properties and assets to my immediate and extended family members and as well as a few close friends. I have decided to give alms to charity organizations, The last of my money which is the huge cash deposit that I have with a financial institute abroad. I will want you to help me collect this deposit and send it to charity organizations. I am writing this from my laptop computer in my sickbed where I wait for my time to come. I pray that God uses you to support me. I look forward to hear from you. Mr. Steiner. Steiner Hopson – 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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- Confirm the details.
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