Scam Email received 2/14/2020
Hi , – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi , I have made an urgent arrangement with the POS Finance Access Online Bank to release your fund USD$……….. your compensation donated to you since by my boss Mr……….. The airport authorities/western union department refused to release or allow the diplomatic agent deliver your package containing your fund to you since because it contains raw cash in the amount of USD$……………..; they are still saying it is money laundering act and is against the rule of law here in the country. As money laundering act is against the rule of law in most countries, I am advising now it is better I deposit your fund USD$………….. in a raw cash in the POS Access bank here in the airport in Atlanta Georgia for them to open an online banking account in your name and give you all access to your online banking account and you can transfer your fund into any account of your choice after the POS Access Online Banking credit your fund into your online account you will open with them soon. Here are these required information you need to send to POS Access bank to open the online banking account with them to release your fund USD$…………… to you sooner. Fill the gaps below: 1. Your full name: 2. Your address: 3. Your sex: 4. Your age/date of birth: 5. Your mobile phone: 6. Amount you like to receive once/daily: 7. Your city/state of origin: 8. Your next of kin: Below is the contact information of the POS Access Online Banking and you are required to forward all your details above to them to process your online banking account opening and crediting of your fund in smaller amount daily into your online banking account you will open with them soon: Contact them now with their below info to release your fund USD$…………………. to you shortly! Customer care service e-mail address: email@example.com Customer care service phone +1 479 430 2331. Customer care representative: Howard Jerry. Howard Jerry. – 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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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”