Scam Email received June 27, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Sir/Madam, – email@example.com
Dear Sir/Madam, I am a Financial Consultant with the ANZ International Bank, here in London.I am in control of privately owned funds placed for long term investments.We intend to invest these funds in form of Loans. We can finance projects ranging from $1-500 Million USD. Credible projects would be funded at a guaranteed 3% Fixed Interest Rate per annum.If you have advanced stage projects in need of funding or business clients in need of funds to expand existing projects, we would be obliged to work with you. Regards, Peter Downham, Finance Officer at ANZ International Bank plc London, United Kingdom Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 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”