Scam Email received 2020-02-22T17:01:02
business/investment. – email@example.com
Sir, The purpose of my mail is to project the available opportunities of providing financial needs for your business/investment. My name is Tom Gibson; I am a finance and asset management consultant. We have some potential clients that have made so much money while serving their governments in different capacities in Africa and Asian countries. They are big politicians and they are political empires in their various countries. They have their money kept for investment purposes in major countries Globally. We have gotten a mandate from our clients (owners of funds) to source for profitable business and investment for them. The funds will be made available for loans, joint venture partnership or outright acquisition. Please let us know your area of funding needs (loan, joint venture partnership or outright acquisition) Secondly, let us know the nature of your business and your contact telephone and WhatsApp numbers to enable us put a call across to you. Your response is expected. My Regards, Mr. Tom Gibson Finance and Asset Management Consultant. Washington DC USA. 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:
Ten Minutes 10 minutes.
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”