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Scam Email received June 23, 2018 from email@example.com
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My pleasure to notify of reaching you earlier but was unsuccessful which made me to initiate this email conversation again hoping that you will respond. Kindly get back to Mrs Yelena she has been trying to reach you if you will allow her to trust you as her foundation manager. Yelena Nikolayevna Baturina Email: email@example.com Founder, BeOpen Philanthropic Foundation.Your 2018 Audit Report Dear Friend, My name is Mr. Jose Fernado, I am an external auditor working for Federal Reserve System. A late Participant who bears the same last name as you left unclaimed Lottery Money (Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) with a Bank for the past years without next of kin. I want to use my insider leverage to work with you, since you are linked to the Late Participant, This exactly is why I crave your participation and cooperation.(firstname.lastname@example.org) Best Regards Jose Fernado. 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
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”