Hello Dear, firstname.lastname@example.org
Scam Email received July 2, 2018 from email@example.com
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Hello Dear, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Dear, My name is Mrs.Georgette Douglas Hermina Sies; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you/church. I am 57 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago, immediately after the death of my husband, who has left me everything he worked for and because the doctors told me I will not live longer than some weeks because of my health, I decided to donate the sum of $35,400,000 (Thirty five million four hundred thousand dollars) to you for the good work of humanity, and also to help the motherless and less privilege and also for the assistance of the widows. I wish you all the best and may the good Lord bless you abundantly,and please use the funds well and always extend the good work to others. Contact my lawyer(Barr. ADAMS Jackson) with this pecified email:(email@example.com) and tell him that I have donated($35,400,000.00) to you and I have also notified him. I know I dont know you but I have been directed to do this. my lawyer will assist you to cliam the money from the security company where it is being deposited. Thanks and God bless. NB: I will appreciate your utmost confidentiality in this matter until the task is accomplished as I don&t want anything that will jeopardize my last wish. From Mrs.Georgette Douglas Hermina Sies. firstname.lastname@example.org
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- 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
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