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Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from
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On going Project Loan Apply Grant

On going Project Loan Apply Grant –

Hello Sir/madam, Good day to you. I decided to contact you directly for the sake of business collaboration. My full Name is Umarah Bin Al Said, I am interested in investing in your company. If you have a good business idea or an on-going project which requires funding kindly get back to me for further details as I wish to expand my investment profile globally. I hope to hear from you as soon as possible. Best Regards, Umarah Bin Al Said Facilitator investment Manager Office Phone: +441173253126 +447937141836 +447031998910

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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