Scam Email received 6/25/2020
Mr. Mark Johnson
Project Financing / Loan, 1
Project Financing / Loan, 1 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I am the investment officer of an investment company who are ready to fund projects in the form of debt finance. The company grant loan to both corporate and private entities at a low interest rate of 3% ROI per annual. The terms are very flexible and interesting. Kindly revert back if you have projects that needs funding for further discussion and negotiation with any of the companies that will be interested to fund your project. Regards, Mark Johnson Mr. Mark Johnson – email@example.com
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”