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Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from
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This product suggestion was sent to you by with the following personal message:Greetings to You, 2% LOAN OFFER, We Are Certified To Offer The Following Kinds Of Loans * Personal Loan(Unsecured) * Business Loan (Unsecured) * Debt Consolidation Loan *Improve your home * Investment Loan but once again i want to be sure you are very serious and trustworthy, We have been given the privilege to meet your financial needs. The issue of credit shouldn&t stop you from getting the loan that you need.E-mail ,Looking forward in doing a nice business with you. FILL APPLICATION, Full Name: Home Address. Phone: Country: Occupation: Sex: Age: Amount Needed: Loan Duration: Need For Loan Application: have you applied for a loan before. monthly income: nest of kin: contact me via my email address email: Please take this into account: Careum has not checked the identity of the sender– –The product page can be accessed in Internet over the URL:

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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