Scam Email received November 23, 2020 from email@example.com
GREETINGS – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Sir Please permit me in introducing our business solutions to your peculiar needs briefly. It is my humble pleasure in bringing to your doorstep, the very best of loan financing investment options. We wish to express our willingness in funding your dream projects by providing personal or business loans within your PAYBACK capability. This Funding program allows a client to enjoy low interest payback for as low as 5% per annum for a period of 7-10years. We would be happy to receive your Executive Summary/Project Plan as well as accepting an NDA. It is our firm resolve to diligently participate in any viable project of your choice with a view of financing and providing soft loans for such. Feel free to contact us as we have more to share. Email: email@example.com Thank you ! Best Regards, Fahri Bayar 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
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