Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Dear – email@example.com
Sent from: Barr Mike Edward Hello Dear I am Barrister. Mike Edward a lawyer in Cotonou Benin Republic. Mr. Jorge., a gold merchant, who was my client died as a result of lung cancer. Now I want to present you as the next of kin, to Mr. Jorge Bank so that the money left behind by Mr. Jorge can be transfer to your account through my help. The money value of $ 10.5Million (Ten million five hundred thousand united states dollars) was deposited in a bank here by Mr. Jorge before his Death on 23 November 2010. Further explanation, try get back to me on this my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) so that we can discuss on how to get the fund in your bank account Best regards, Barr Mike Edward. email@example.com
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
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