Scam Email received May 29, 2021 from email@example.com
Re – firstname.lastname@example.org
My dear friend, I know that this mail will surprise you but I implore you to take a little of your time to go through it for the decision you take will go a long way in determining my future. I am Mrs Jessica Becker, from Indonesia. I was married to former British ambassador to Burkina Faso for nine years before he died in 2004. We had one child who died earlier before his late father. My late husband deposited the sum of $5.5MUSD (Five million five hundred thousand dollars) in a bank when alive. Recently, my doctor told me that my days are numbered and I would not last 4 months due to Breast cancer and kidney failure problem. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to you for charity. I want you to use this fund for orphanages,widows and the needy in the society. I am not afraid of death because I lived a fulfilled live. I do not need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health. Hope to receiving your response. Contact email:email@example.com Thanks and remain blessed. Yours sister. Mrs Jessica Becker 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”