Scam Email received 8/27/2019
Do you need Loan? (APPLY NOW)
Do you need Loan? (APPLY NOW) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you need Loan? (APPLY NOW) at Federal Capital Investment. This is to bring to your notice that Federal Capital Investment is currently offering loan at a low interest rate to interested members of the public, if you are interested in getting any kind of loan please fill the form below and submit to us via email; email@example.com Full Name: Home Address: Telephone #: Loan Amount Needed: Federal Capital Investment Mr. Jose Antaeus Federal Loan – 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”